Sunday, September 21, 2008

a very eventful weekend...



ok. I now have some time to sit back and take a few deep breaths... so, what do I do? Yep, log onto my computer. But, I figured everyone needed an update on our Boyer family drama....

First of all, I have to send a BIG thank you to all of my close friends and family that really helped out these last few days. I have the best friends! They watched and fed and were wonderful with my 3 youngest bugs. They came by the hospital to give Kendyl some loves and just really made my life easier the past few days...

So, for those of you that don't know the details...

Wednesday night Kendyl had a cough and was just pretty tired. Nothing to be surprised about. Nothing to call the doctor about. But, Thursday morning she yelled from her bed that she couldn't breath. She came into our room and it was VERY obvious that she was having a hard time getting oxygen. We called her doctor and went in. Her oxygen was down to 68. (it should be around 95) and she gave her a breathing treatment... it only went up to about 80 so she said we needed to head to the hospital. And she told me that we would be there for a few days. I told her that I had to go to the hospital up north for some blood work and pregnancy appointments and she said that she couldn't send Kendyl over the mountain because her little body couldn't handle the elevation. Well, I am pregnant and VERY emotional... so, I called Stephen bawling and took off...


Long story short... Kendyl did awesome! She had several different treatments and after the first day was really looking better. Some of her cute little friends came by and spent some time with her. It was adorable to watch them take walks down the halls... her friends would pull her oxygen tank and we would head over to the nursery to see the little babies... it would really cheer her up! It really brought back memories of my watching my cousins Lexi and Shar with their oxygen tanks... now being a mother it gave me a different loving perspective and reminded me of how strong my cousins were and ARE! I love you Shar!!!

She had WONDERFUL nurses that spoiled her with hot chocolate and pudding... and even brought a bunch of Disney movies and a Playstation.... it was so fun for her. The area she was in had all elderly patients so, her doctor told her that all of the nurses did rock, paper scissors to see who would get this cute little 6yr old...She had "Mike" come in three times a day and POUND on her back to help break up the junk in her lungs... he was really rough, but Kendyl said she loved it. The Doctors said it was a combination of Asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis.... but, she is doing really well now and will be back to school in a few days....

We are just grateful that she better and we are stocked up for the winter with her meds. She hasn't had an episode like this in a few years, so we know that we are in for a few long cold months....

Thank you to all that cared for our family this past weekend!! We are really touched at how those we love helped us out....and most of all we are happy that our Kendyl Dev is doing great!!

6 comments:

Zappe Family said...

Wow...glad she's okay and that you handled it! Yikes...stressful being the Mom!

KATEMARIE said...

Oh wow! I'm so happy to hear everything is going better! I hope you ALL get the rest and emotional relaxation it sounds like you need too! :)

Rob and Juliann said...

Oh Dev. This made me cry. I saw that she was in the hospital and was checking your blog often to see if you would blog about it. I'm so glad she is doing better. I'm so glad you had good friends to help you take care of your family. You're such a great momma!

Greg & Krista (and Sogse) said...

I'm so glad everything is ok! That's scary.

Hil said...

Seeing your baby (even the oldest ones) in the hospital is scary and draining.
So glad Kendyl's doing better!!
Love to you all~

Sharlie Kaltenbach said...

Oh Dev...my heart is just reaching out to you and sweet Kendyl. I am so so relieved everything is okay now. What a little trooper. Dev, I can't say I know exactly how it was but man did everything sound EXTREMELY familiar. I just always hope that I get to go through it so nobody else I love has to!! I'm so sorry you were dealing with so much...especially while pregnant! You and Kendyl will remain in our prayers!! I love you all so so much, shar