Just a brief post so I can finally collapse into bed! Lichen has been battling the same cold we all have this week, but hers (like mine) has settled in her chest and (unlike mine) been giving her little lungs a run for their money. She's been getting nebulizer (misty breathable medicine) treatments every four hours around the clock for the last two days and was doing absolutely great, but took a dive when we tried to wean her from them today. We took a trip in to the emergency room tonight when she didn't improve after her breathing treatment, and came home a few hours later with no real change. They stuck a tube down her throat and tried (fairly unsuccessfully) to get some theoretical mucous out of her lungs (got some supper, though) and gave her a breathing treatment like we'd do at home - except their machine is a lot faster, which was actually pretty nice. The doc decided to discharge her because she's... okay. Not great, but okay. Not breathing really well, but not in crisis. So we will continue to give her treatments around the clock and pray that she fights this off quickly.
We do ask for your prayers - that Lichen begins responding to the treatments again that her body fights this cold quickly; that we, who are exhausted beyond words and also fighting colds, get some rest - or at least miraculously feel like we did tomorrow. Many thanks.