Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rattlesnakes!


First Day at the Hospital
Yep, the snake bit her.  We think he struck her a number of times.

Elizabeth felt better with the band-aid on.  
This is on Thursday, things should be getting better...but they didn't.

Elizabeth finally relaxed after Mom got back from taking a shower on Thursday morning.
Look how swollen my little baby is.


Here's Elizabeth dressing up in all the fun toys she got from the hospital.  Notice how swollen that little hand is.

Elizabeth enjoyed this little sock doll aunt Pam made for her.  She named it Betty Boo Boo, and had a lot of fun poking her and putting band-aids on her.
Playing with Nana Laura, she is starting to do better at this point.






This is today.  She is starting to have some movement in her hand
This is about 10 minutes before we left the hospital.  She was so excited!



This is the best her hand has looked in days.


Short version:  Long one may come later

Wednesday: Family get together....miniature golf, golf ball in bush in backyard, rattlesnakes attack.
1 priesthood blessing
1 ambulance ride
1 ER
1 life flight ride
1 vomiting episode
too many needles and three bags of anti-venom
1 sleepless night
countless prayers by us and for us

Thursday: dr.'s think it should improve today.  it doesn't.  
allergic reactions 
2 more vomiting episodes.
lots of visitors
can't they find the vein?
how many times does she have to have her blood tested?
she is getting worse more slowly
elizabeth lashes out at everyone but dad
sleepless night
continued swelling until she looks like a body builder

Friday
slight improvement
finds joy with nana and papa
there is a light at the end of the tunnel
we slept tonight

Saturday
vast improvement
we might come home today
we are coming home today
prayers are answered
a super hyper, excited, loveable baby



13 comments:

lydia said...

Oh! Sweet Lizzie! What happened? I hope she is okay! ((HUGS))

Allie Harrison said...

We were SO releived to hear she's home today!!!! And also glad to hear your insurance covered so much!

lydia said...

Wow! What a traumatic time! I'm so glad to hear that Lizzie is on the mend and feeling better - so scary!!!!
Keep us updated! Love you guys.

The Jones' said...

I am so glad that cute lizzie is home, what a scary experience for you. I am so glad you had so many friends and family there for you. Try to take it easy, you have a had a couple hard weeks. Try to pamper yourself..
amy

Ponczoch Family said...

WHAT?!? Our hospital experience was a million times better than yours- I honestly can't even imagine. So glad that little Lizzie is well enough to be home.

csperriton said...

There is nothing worse on the face of the planet then a snake...no wonder they have been likened unto Satan himself! Poor Lizzie, what a scary experience. It must have been so hard to see your little one in so much pain. I am glad she is ok.

Christine said...

oh sarah! What a week for your family. I am so glad that she is home and doing better. How scary!!

Angie said...

Can I just say HOLY CRAP!!! Poor Lizzie and POOR you & BJ! What an experience I hope you NEVER EVER have to relive in any way, shape or form. I am glad that all is well (yea for prayer).

summer said...

We are in awe looking over the pictures and realizing the blessing of modern medicine and what miracles are performed with their care, and especially when teamed up with the blessings of the Priesthood. We are so happy and relieved to know that you are home, and that the turn on Thursday was just a temporary bump on this road to recovery. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and that the days ahead will be filled with good news as Lizzie heads into full recovery mode! Loves to all your family!

Denise said...

We are so happy to know that she is ok. That was one of the worst days ever!!!

We did video Tieg and McKay's version of what happened and it is a bit comical (if anything about a rattlesnake attack can be considered comical.)

We will keep praying and hope the rest of recovery isn't too bad. Love you lots!

Kamie and Clarke said...

oh my heck that was a scary post!!! I can't believe that happened. Glad to hear she is doing better.

Min said...

What a horrible experience. I'm glad that Lizzie is home recovering and your family is okay. Take care.

bill, katie, and co. said...

Oh my goodness! What a tramatic ordeal! I don't know what I would do if that happened to us. I am so relieved she is doing okay!