Cora Update I

“Thank you” to everyone who has been praying for us.  Cora seems to be doing much better.

She’s been admitted to the hospital where the doctors want to monitor her for “a few days.”  We’re hoping she can come home this week.

Cora is on oxygen and antibiotics right now to aid her in fighting the RSV.

About the not breathing this morning:  Apparently, RSV causes mucus plugs in one’s airways.  For most children and adults this isn’t a problem because our airways are large enough and our coughs strong enough that we can deal with RSV like a bad cold.  For little babies, like Cora, the mucus plugs can totally block their airways and – since they can’t cough it out – they can stop breathing.  That’s what happened this morning.

For now, we’re keeping an eye on her breathing and using a combination of saline nasal solution and suctioning her nose to try to keep her airway clear.  So far, so good.

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About Brian Phillips

Brian lives in Spain with Kassie and their kids.
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