Friday, June 02, 2006

March 27, 2006

I had a scary day with Ella today. This morning I was home by myself with her and she was doing just fine. It was about 11:00 and she had just ate and was falling back to sleep. All of the sudden she started to throw up large amounts of green and yellow stuff. It was every where. There was so much that she was choking on it a little. I totally panicked and called 911. In the 5 minutes it took for the ambulance to get there, I was trying to suction her and keep her from choking but I couldn't get it out of her mouth and nose. It was the scariest thing I've ever been through. The ambulance got there and the two paramedics were amazing. They were very calming and reassuring. They took her and suctioned all the stuff out of her nose and mouth and gave her oxygen. Right after I called 911, I called Heath and he immediately left work and raced home. Once he got there, they took us to Children's ER. Ella at this point was totally fine and resting comfortably in her daddy's arms. At Children's, they kept us in the ER for about 7 hours while they observed her. They wanted to keep track of her temperature to make sure she didn't get fever. They also took another chest x-ray and it turned out totally clear. So they honestly had no idea what had happened. They think that it was a combination of milk and mucus that she threw up. We went to the doctor the next day and then the next week and she did end up developing a pretty bad cold a few days later, but we don't believe the two incidents were related. It was just a very random scary thing that happend.
Through both of these two hospital trips, I realized how great family is. Of course my parents rushed to Children's as fast as they could both times! And they stayed by our side every minute. But I also have an uncle, Uncle Jim, that works right across the highway from Children's. Both times he was the first one to get to us! I can't tell you what a relief it was to see him walk into our hospital room just shortly after we got there ourselves! It was a blessing. I told him that is why he got that job at that location! :-)
I am constantly amazed at how strong Ella is. She seemed hardly phased again through this hospital experience. We are very blessed!

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