Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Home and New Hospital

Hey Everyone! I know it has been a few weeks since we've updated Mary's Blog. We've been in the middle of moving to Charlottesville, Virginia. Ryan drove last Thursday to meet the movers on Friday at the new house, and then flew back Saturday to drive with Kate and Mary on Monday. We made the trip in one day and Mary did great in the car. When we got here we all got a little bit congested, like we were waking up in the morning congested. We don't know if it is from allergies or from a little bug, but Mary is definitely taking it the hardest. She has had a lot of mucus and secretions the last few mornings and throughout the day and this morning after her morning treatment and feeding she had a little crash. Her oxygen saturation dropped to 82% so daddy put supplemental oxygen into her BiPap, but that only helped a little and she was having a lot of trouble breathing so we had to call the ambulance to come and take her to the hospital. That was very scary for us, since it is the first time we had to do that and in a new place and all. But the ambulance crew was great and after a scary ride to the ER (her sats dropped to low 60's on the trip) we got her there an they got a large mucus plug out of her at the hospital. After that she got rapidly better and we are just in the ICU now for monitoring. She tested negative for flu and RSV so we are hoping it is something that will pass quickly and we can go home.

Please continue to keep little Mary in you prayers and we know you all do! We are looking forward to her race in May and hope to raise lots of money and awareness for Families of SMA.
Hope to see some of you there!!

Ryan and Kate


Rebecca said...

Hi Mary! I'm sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I hope that you will be feeling better in no time and back enjoying your new home.

Susan said...

Hello, I just want to let you know what a wonderful job you have done on Mary's blog. I've read through the entire thing and have been touched by Mary's story. She is blessed to have a supportive family like yours. I'm sorry she is in the hospital but it sounds like they are taking good care of her. While reviewing the blog, I noticed the link to ecards on the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt's Web site. I manage the site and hope that Mary received a lot of cards while at our hospital. I noticed that the link is to our staging site. If not too much trouble, please use this url instead:
Thank you so much, and I wish you and Mary the best.

Grandma Julie said...

Thankful Mary that you got to the hospital quickly. Glad that you are feeling better now. Our prayers Grandma and Grandpa Nelson

Roberta said...


I hope you are feeling better today! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

The Hamm Family

jen&brad said...

Hi Mary! We logged in hoping to learn all about how much you loved your new house... We hope you are feeling better today - and that you get to go home soon and enjoy your new house. Love, Kylie & Neela

Jan said...

Dear Mary, Kate & Ryan:
Hopefully Mary is home by now and feeling better. As always you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I will keep checking on the blog.

Love to you all!