Saturday, June 9, 2012

Home from the ER

Thankfully, we are now home from the ER.  We thought that there was a good chance we'd have to stay at the hospital.  The chest X-ray did not show pneumonia and instead the doctors suspect that Isabella has some sort of viral infection, probably the same one that Nathaniel has, who has been sick the last couple of days.  Isabella is now on oxygen at home to help her breathe a little easier.  Since her body is working hard to fight off the viral infection, she has extra mucous in her throat which is making it difficult for her to breath.  In addition, the constant coughing tires her out.  We hope that the extra oxygen will just be temporary until her body can fight off whatever viral infection she has.

And even though Isabella has yet another tube sticking out of her, at least we're home now, after quite a scare earlier today.

At the NYU Emergency Room

Isabella has been doing ok this week, which surprised us when she had some serious breathing issues this morning. It worried us to the extent that we drove her into the ER at NYU. A chest xray shows that she has a slight pneumonia so they are treating her with antibiotics. I'll send out an update as we learn more, but as I mentioned earlier, any breathing issue is very serious for brain tumor patients.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


In case you missed my Facebook post the other day, we were able to snap a picture of Isabella enjoying a rainbow after a recent sun shower.  It was nice to see her smile.

“Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.”