Keeping your baby safe from RSV

RSV Infographic

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. On January 1st of this year, my life changed forever. I had heard about RSV before but never had a child affected by it.  Jemma was just not feeling well all day on the New Year's Eve. We hung out in the chair all night together. As New Year's day … [Read more...]

Wrestling an alligator (aka giving Jemma a breathing treatment)

Jemma ToBeThode

It has been quite some time since I gave you all an update on Jemma.  Today, I wanted to update you on how my sweet baby girl is doing. We went to see the Pulmonologist last week for Jemma's quarterly visit.  They were overall very happy with how she is progressing. Her language is right on and her fine and gross motor skills are perfect for her age. Basically, she has done a great job in … [Read more...]

A small hope from Jemma #PrayersForJemma

Jemma ToBeThode

This is what I have seen every day for the past week.  One week ago today my baby went for a procedure and came back to me like this... my heart hurts. It has been a week since I have seen the beautiful smile of my precious baby girl.  A week since I heard her cry.  A week since she said "mama" or "baba".  Her limited vocabulary grew as we have been here in the hospital.  Prior to her PICU stay, … [Read more...]

The continued nightmare

Jemma Thode

One thing I forgot to mention in my last post was one thing that set me off when we were in APC getting ready for the procedure.  They wanted to put dilating drops in her eyes and check her eyes.  I was adamant that I did not want her to feel those drops.  I have had my eyes dilated and it doesn't feel good.  I did not want her to have to deal with that because I could not explain it to her.  I … [Read more...]

My worst nightmare

Jemma in ER

It has been some time since I have been able to get here to the blog.  I know that isn't completely new but this time I have a real, and horrible, reason.  You see everything in my life changed on January 1st.  Jemma was coughing a little bit on the 31st of December and I slept in a chair with her that night.  On the 1st, she was still coughing.  When I pulled her into my lap for a nap, I heard … [Read more...]