Saturday, June 27, 2009

27 Days and Counting

We Started out our summer in the PICU up at Primary Childrens Hospital. Whitnee ended up with an awful virus called the Parainfluenza3 (croup) basically the worst kind you can get, and is compared to RSV. With her SMA it really hit her lungs hard. She has been intubated 2x this stay and so far has had one surgery.

Here she is on our first day in the ICU.

This is after her 2nd intubation
with her most constant and favorite Nures

This is bath time, she is getting her hair washed
and decided to put her hand in the water to splash,
to me it looks like she is at the spa. lol

They finally gave her permission to sit in
"EVA" her wheelchair, as you can tell she
is very happy about that.

This is Pet Therapy that comes to visit her, it
helps to boost her spirit. This is one of the dogs
his name is Elliot

This is Music Therapy that comes twice
a week and boy does she love it.

She loves to dance while they sing to her.

They are so good with her.

Family visit
(Kort is at girls camp)

This was way fun, they asked Whitnee
if she and her brother Nic (kort was at camp)
would paint a ceiling tile.
So here they are painting.

Finished project now hangs in the PICU
outside her room.
They did a great job.

We are taking it day by day waiting for her lung to pop open,
it has been and is a very slow process.
Thanks to everyone for all your support, prayers and visits we really
do appreciate it!!!

K's Spa Party

Kortnee turned 12 this year which was so much fun, her Aunt "Z" basically threw it for her this year since we were in the hospital with Whitnee.
So they had a Spa Party, Manicures and Pedicures, and then they did each others hair and
watched Penelope (way cute movie).

Here is the gang!

We had our family Party at the hospital with Whitnee,
Roller Blades, make up :) and Ears Pearced
were the gifts this year.

To top off the Birthday week for her she got to go
to girls camp too, so in all this will be a birthday she will never forget.

We Love you Sis,
Happy Birthday!!!