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March 4th, 2010, 09:40 PM
JuneBug2006's Avatar Forever missing Gracie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
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Hey everyone.

Never ever wanted to join a board like this one, but we are all here to walk the same journey and I suppose it is better to have someone to walk along with.

Im Kayleigh. A long time member of JM a few years ago, but have not been around for a few years. I came back to re-read my old posts about my daughter; I joined JM in early November 2005 shortly after I learned of my pregnancy and was around until just after my Gracie's 1st birthday.
I have been keeping a journal since her death in November 2009 because I don't want to ever forget a single thing about her. But lately my mind has been so consumed of the last months I had with her, and especially of the weeks I spent in the pediatric ICU by her side. So eventually I would like to take all my posts from the board that pertain to anything about Gracie to be in my journal.

She woke up with a fever on October 22nd, and was admitted to our local hospital on October 25th only because she was still refusing to drink her PediaSure and I was barely keeping her hydrated with syringes of PediaLyte. She was tested on the morning of the 26th for Influenza A and for the H1N1 Virus; her pediatrician told us just to rule it out. A couple of hours later, the influenza A test came back positive and we were told that in a few days later we would hear the results of the H1N1 test although they assumed it would be positive because of the positive A test. She began Tamiflu that day.
Between that night and the morning of the 27th, she was awake for 26 hours straight. At around 8am on the 27th, she was given some gravol and slept for 2 hours. When she woke up, she was pale and was not breathing properly. The on-call pediatrican was brought in and ordered an xray of her chest. It came back showing her flu had entered her lungs. He told us that within a few hours, she would be airlifted to BC Children's Hospital or to Victoria General Hospital, which ever had room for her in their pediatric ICU. By 3:20pm that afternoon, she was in an isolation room in the peds ICU at Victoria General Hospital and by 9:30pm, she was on a ventilator and was placed in a medically-induced coma.

I need a break from thinking about this, so I will finish up her story in a bit.
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March 4th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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hugs. I am sorry that you are joining this board. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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March 11th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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I'm so very sorry for the loss of your sweet little girl. Her story broke my heart
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