Monday, January 19
So, there's been a Rotavirus outbreak in the NICU. Over the weekend they put everyone on our side of the NICU in "isolation", so the nurses and any staff that came in rooms had to gown up and wear gloves, because they got a baby in that had it. Now they've had 2 or 3 more babies catch it, so they're making parents wear gowns and gloves too, and they're closing all of the family common areas except the showers.
This is a nasty thing, Nathan and my mom had it when he was about three months old... please say prayers that we don't catch it- we don't need anything to slow us down right now!!
I have asked about the vaccine, since Faith is in the age group to be able to get that... There are people from Infectious Diseases here patrolling the unit to make sure everyone is following rules to keep it from spreading more, and one of the doctors is going to find out from them if it is ok to vaccinate the babies here who are old enough, to keep them from getting it. The problem is that it is a live virus vaccine, so there's a chance that I could get contaminated I guess and pass it on to other people... I'm not really into unnecessary shots, but I think with Faith's condition and the struggles she's already had, the benefits outweigh the risks on this one.
Thank you to everyone who is already praying for us!! Please pray that we will get to go home soon, and that we don't get this nasty bug!
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