Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Six Weeks??

Today, Aubrey Lane is SIX WEEKS OLD!!!

Yes... yes it has- for those of you saying, "Has it really been six weeks already?"

And what is Aubrey Lane doing, and where is she doing it at on her six weeks birthday?

Unfortunately, Aubrey Lane is a patient at Our Lady of the Lake's Children's Hospital!

Yesterday afternoon, I found a rash on Aubrey Lane and called the pediatrician who informed me it was probably nothing more than a little newborn rash.  A couple hours later, she started to run a little fever (of course after hours).  So we ended up in the Lake's pediatric emergency room.  The fever was low, but since she is under 12 weeks old they felt they needed to rule out the super scary stuff like spinal meningitis.  So my sweet baby underwent several sticks to get some blood work and a lumbar puncture to check her spinal fluid.

Now, I thought that being Jude's mom and all I've been through with him would toughen me up for anything else down the road.  Well I was wrong because seeing Aubrey get stuck broke my heart.

Praise. The. Lord. that the blood and spinal fluid cultures have all been normal.  Her CBC blood work showed she probably has nothing more than a little virus that's causing the fever and the rash. However, the doctors decided to keep Aubrey for 48 hour observation to get IV antibiotics just in case any of her cultures start to show something.  That 48 hours ends tomorrow night which means she will get discharged Thursday morning if all goes well.  The doctors have admitted that this stay is probably just overkill, but they don't want to take any risk with her being so young.  Which is fine by me; I'd rather be extra careful.

My sweet girl is doing good.  She is still running a low fever and very sleepy but I know God will keep her safe just like He has from the beginning!

It's crazy to write that about someone other than Jude being in the hospital.  Jude is doing great.  He started preschool yesterday and he loves it.  Cries when we leave the building.  Jude and Lane are actually here at the hospital right now visiting their sweet baby.

Please pray for our family as we are getting a crash course in learning how to balance the needs of two children now.  And of course, please pray that Aubrey Lane heals quickly and the tests all remain negative.  


  1. I'm keeping your sweet family in my prayers. God is holding you all gently in His Strong Hands.

  2. Will be praying for sweet Aubrey & for all of you. Glad Jude is loving school! :) :)

  3. Your family is in my prayers and your children are so precious. I always remember through the rough and scary times the Matthew West song strong enough.


Thank you for taking the time to share a kind word with me!