Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day Trip

Just to mix things up a bit, Baby Seraph pulled out her NJ tube this morning while I was still asleep.  Grandma and Grandpa rescued me so I could take Seraph to the hospital to get it replaced - thanks!

Seraph had a great time.  She was all smiles right up to the point they inserted the tube.  They wrapped her legs together this time so she couldn't kick so much - she looked like a pale, screaming mermaid!

Soon after the NJ was in, she was all smiles again.

I have to say, though, it was creepy being at the hospital during RSV season.  We sat by a family for 20 minutes before it came up in conversation that they thought their youngest had RSV.  She told me all about how upset she was that she'd caught it at the hospital the week before.  Her baby was in only baby w/out RSV in the icu last week.  ...and now she's sick and very full of snot.  
It was all I could do to not jump up and run out of the waiting room screaming.  Instead I bluntly pointed out that she'd better not give it to me.  She assured me that we weren't close enough in the room to catch it.  .....huh...isn't it airborne?  I'll have to think of a polite yet clever exit strategy for next time.  Honestly, I didn't think we'd be any safer standing in the hallway by the people wearing masks....


5 comments:

jenfarmgirl said...

Oh scary. Next time I think you should run out screaming.

Paige said...

Maybe you should invest in a breathing mask to wear whenever you have to take her to the hospital. If the Chinese afraid of bird flu could do it , so can you.

Safire said...

Hey, I was going to suggest what Paige said. Get your own masks and wear rubber gloves. Anything to protect your family! ;)

RainSplats said...

Some of those Chinese masks are actually pretty cute!

Mamalissa said...

You would think that the doctors would try and get you in and out as quickly as possible. I have liked that our office always scheduled the RSV shot early in the morning before the "sick" kids came in for appointments. I guess sometimes all you can do is cross your fingers...

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