It is with a heavy heart that I communicate that Josie was admitted to the hospital today due to breathing difficulty. She developed a deep retraction in the center of her chest, compounded by a terrible sound called a "stridor" and falling oxygen saturation levels.
She is receiving breathing treatments and is now on a high-flow nasal cannula while the pulmonologists collaborate with the cardiologists to try and figure this out.
This poor kid has gone through the buffet line of health problems and has taken a heaping helping of way too many. To make it even more gut-wrenching is the fact that she confronts these obstacles with a smile on her face. Check it out - showing off her "skills and abilities" in her hospital bed:
Head Control, Baby!!!
We've been through hell with this little lovebug and maybe it makes you stronger but mostly it makes you not want to go back to that dark and discouraging place. Please join me in praying that this is a minor problem with a quick and easy solution and that Josie moves forward in good health. The prayers got us through the adoption process, and through the open heart surgery, and though the most recent hospitalization and I know they can get us through this.