Keeping D Germ Free

Friday, June 26, 2009

I just wanted to thank everyone that has been so supportive of us in our efforts to keep our home and Darbi germ free. In time, we hope that you all can meet our sweet little miracle girl but for now, our priority is keeping her healthy. I know it is not sick season but we're not about to take any chances. If she gets sick, we have potential to land right back in the hospital with her. Come October, RSV season begins and although she will be getting a monthly Synagis shot, a bout of RSV will land her back in the hospital. It's taken a lot just to get her here with us now. We don't want to make it any harder for her. Right now, any hurt feelings are second to Darbi's health. Please don't take it personal but her health and safety is our top priority right now.

5 Wisecracks:

Aimee said...

Isn't this one of the hardest thing about bringing these preemies home??
Grrrr... it seems so hard for other people to understand sometimes, because all they remember are their own "healthy" babies.
For the most part, people have respected our wishes. The most difficult person so far is my MIL, who is constantly making plans for Connor's show-and-tell to all of her friends now that she's finally a grandmother - she just doesn't get it, no matter how I put my foot down.

Becky Bean said...

Anyone who doesn't understand this is only thinking about themselves!! If you care about Darbi, then you care about keeping her healthy!

Megan B said...

I have some good news for you: according to my pediatrician, when Crew was getting the monthly Synagis shot, he was a ZERO risk of contracting RSV (for the price of the immunization, he had better be!) Remember how panicked I was about the encounter at the eye doctor? Plus having a germy kindergartener?

That being said, any other illness, like the flu, croup, or whatever, could be very bad and land her in the hospital just the same! But you should be a-ok on the RSV front, if you believe the ped! And it makes sense. Why pay thousands of dollars per MONTH for something that won't prevent RSV? Yaya!

Justin announced to me on Sunday (for the 12th time) that Crew will NEVER set foot in nursery.

Aimee said...

LOVE your cute little family cartoon on the right sidebar... wherever did you find that? :)

Nic and Ashley Haws said...

AMEN SISTA! I so know what you're talking about. There is nothing more frustrating when some sicko comes over for a friendly visit. Kick 'em in the shins.