Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A slight change in plans....

Remember my last post, giving a preview our upcoming week of October 24-28??

If not, here is a refresher:

Monday - casting for back brace for Henry's scoliosis
Tuesday - physical therapy evaluation (doc wants Henry to have therapy 2-3 times a week)
Wednesday - Early Childhood Intervention evaluation for services through the county
Thursday - Cervical Spine X-Rays and Blood Tests at the Children's Hospital
Friday - mommy and baby stay home and collapse!

Well, there was a slight change in plans that explains my blogging absence. See below:

Monday - same as above
Tuesday - same as above
Wednesday - same as above
Thursday - same as above
Friday - Henry cannot breathe and mommy calls 911 at 8am and mommy and Henry ride in ambulance to hospital where they cannot get his breathing problems under control so mommy and Henry ride in another ambulance to Children's Memorial Hospital in Downtown Chicago where Henry starts running a temperature in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and inbutation is threatened but he gets a bit better in the evening but has another really bad night so we cancel Henry's big baptism and party planned for Saturday afternoon and instead my uncle, Fr. Fanelli, comes out to the PICU with daddy and siblings Sabrina (12, godmother) and Luke (17, godfather) for a grace-filled private Baptism on Saturday afternoon and hope we get to go home Sunday but Henry has another yucky night and needs to get deep suctioned several times so we stay at hospital on Sunday as well (but move out of PICU) and daddy brings youngest 3 to visit mommy in hospital (Henry in isolation due to croup virus) so we go to McDonalds together and play in the family playroom on the 5th floor of the hospital and then mommy stays overnight again on a horrific recliner chair in the new room where Henry FINALLY has a better night so we get discharged and daddy comes to pick us up about 1pm and we get home in time to get the little ones ready for trick-or-treat.

Here is the rundown in pictures...

So now you know ;-)

Happy Feast of All Saints everyone!!!


  1. Oh my goodness. Well sorry you missed the big baptism party, but those sweet PICU baptisms are the ones you really remember. Praise God your little clan is all home. Hope this week involves a massive amounts of naps for Mommy and Baby Henry!

  2. Awwww mama....you are doing such a good job!

  3. So glad your "big weekend" is successfully concluded and that little Henry is back home. I hope the weeks ahead go much more smoothly, now that Henry's health concerns are being addressed (and also hope everyone gets lots of R and R this week!)

    Best wishes,
    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE

  4. Oh no! Poor little love! I'm so glad he is feeling better!!!

  5. One of the worst feelings a mommy can have is when her babies are feeling well. Glad to hear that he is on the mend and doing better. Praying for a full 100% recovery and some time for you to get some rest as well. *hugs*

  6. How scary!!! I am so glad Henry is doing better. I'm sure the hospital baptism was beautiful and special. That is so exciting for your older kids to get to be godparents!

  7. Just found your blog through Danya. You are an amazing mom! We're in IL too!!! You have a BEAUTIFUL family and God is surely at work in your life. I will keep you in prayer :)

  8. So glad he is home safe and sound now!

  9. Whew Carla! Yay for his beautiful baptism though!

  10. Oh Carla what a roller coaster! So glad things are a little more stable. Praying continued healing for Henry, and strength for the rest of you! God Bless!

  11. Just wanted to say "Hi" from After the Rainbow. If you need anything or just want to talk to other families who have "been there", please don't hesitate to contact me. I know you're already active on the After the Rainbow group - so great to see you there. Thanks for participating!

    Rachel Whitmire
    Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
    Reece's Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry

  12. That first picture made me ache to hold him close and cuddle him. He looks so miserable. :(

    I'm glad Henry and you are home and hope that his recovery continues to go well. Sounds like you need some rest, too.