pneumonia and asthma

As you probably gathered, there was no Aussie Giveaway Linkup last week. We were all exhausted and taking some much needed time out after little Holly was airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital with pneumonia and asthma the Sunday prior.

It frightened Julian and I to see how fast everything happened. From going from her usual bright and bubbly self on the Saturday, to cold symptoms on the Saturday night and then being completely lethargic on the Sunday.

On Sunday at 2.30pm she said: “Mum, I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe’’.

Within a few hours of arriving at the Mersey Hospital at Latrobe, we were airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital’s ICU. The ICU paediatrician was so concerned, he’d contemplated flying to us.

After steroids, antibiotics, nebuliser, oxygen, Ventolin, a week in the children’s ward and lots of tears, we were pretty happy to arrive home last Friday. I know many face tougher challenges, including some of our friends, and it makes you feel so much more admiration for the spirit they show.

Today, we headed to McDonalds. Not something we would normally do, but it was important for us to support McHappy Day and the fundraising efforts for Ronald McDonald House. It’s only when you get into these situations you realise how valuable these services are.

McHappy Day

Although, Ella is still fascinated by the fact all the superheroes for McHappy Day were wearing their undies on the outside!

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14 Responses to Aussie Giveaway Linkup #124: Ronald McDonald House

  1. Must have been SO scary for you, so glad she is much better now 🙂 xx
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  2. Michelle V says:

    I am so glad Holly is better now Kellie. I was wondering why there was no link-up last week…
    I love seeing the photo’s of your girls as they really are two of the sweetest kids I’ve seen. Life is very precious isn’t it. I hope you are over the scare. xxxx

    • Oh, thanks so much, Michelle. Glad you like seeing photos of the girls.
      You certainly realise how precious life is when something like that happens, that’s for sure. She’s back to normal now, which is great! Hoping we never go through that again.

  3. Oh gosh Kellie, so glad to hear she is ok! x
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  4. Oh wow, how incredibly scary, and really, pretty traumatic for all of you! So glad she is okay now.
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    • Thanks Kirsten. It was a rather long week, but glad to have it all behind us. She’s been perfectly fine since, so it looks like one of those rare things. Not in a hurry for a repeat, anyway!! x

  5. OMG how terrifying. I’m so pleased to hear she’s ok. All those doctors and nurses in the childrens wards are just amazing xx

  6. Trish says:

    It must have been a very difficult time for you all, Kellie
    I hope Holly stays well and never has to go through that again.
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  7. Lynsey says:

    Oh no, poor little darling, I’m so glad she’s ok! I can only imagine how scary it must have been for you all x

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