Monday, April 4, 2011

Violet Unchained

Violet has RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)! It’s a virus that is one of several causes of bronchiolitis, a respiratory infection – in other words, it’s a bad, bad, highly infectious cold. Why is this good news? Because it means she doesn’t have whooping cough, and there’s not much to be done for a kid with RSV. It just needs to run its course. Since it’s a virus, antibiotics won’t touch it, so the doctors stopped all of Violet’s meds. The nurse came in at today, gave us the results, and told us we would be discharged. It was better than Christmas. We immediately unwrapped the heart/oxygen monitor from Violet’s foot and removed the tape and gauze around her IV. The nurse took out the catheter, put a band-aid on Violet’s arm, and with that, we picked her up, free and clear. No tubes or lines to get in the way. We’re a little nervous how things will go at home - what if her symptoms get worse? - but for right now, we’re going to enjoy going back home with a (nearly) healthy baby.

135 days old


  1. Thank goodness! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!

  2. MJ - Thank you! Violet's doing great - just a little cough now and then. Linda and I are another matter...