Aria is off to hospital - Aria MacDonald

Aria is off to hospital

After a pretty good night Aria spiked a temp this morning to 38.4 and her o2 is up to 4 litres. Our machine only goes up to 5 litres so we were getting into some nervous territory. Aria is being admitted directly to the ward, no waiting around.

Hopefully we won’t be there too long. Thankfully this admission is non transplant related. No dumping or concerns with her transplanted organs, it is just a cold. But with the state of Aria’s lung and her immune suppressed state even a cold can mean a hospital admission.

Please pray Aria improves quickly and doesn’t continue to get worse. Please pray for Hamish and I. One of us will ‘sleep’ at hospital with Aria and the other will be home with Ash. Thankfully Ash is at daycare tomorrow so whoever does the night shift will be able to come home to nap tomorrow.

Aria reckons she is off to starship. I think she thinks all hospitals are called starship 🙂

Wow- things happen impressively fast here. Aria has been admitted to a nice big room and is sitting watching TV at a table with Ashie. She has done so very well with all the poking and prodding! Very proud of her! She has had a chest xray, bloods done, luer placed for IV ABX, hi flow o2 turned on to open up her lungs and breathing treatment done. And paints and crayons delivered- most important! All in the space of 2-3 hours. Everyone wants to stay ahead of the game so this doesn’t develop into anything sinister and we are really grateful. Still hoping it is just a virus but starting ABX just in case of a secondary infection in her lungs which she has had before.

23 Responses to “Aria is off to hospital”

  1. Kathleen and Anita says:

    Right there with you PRAYING!

  2. Angie Arms says:

    We’re with you all and Kathleen & Anita praying, too!

    Randy, Angie & kids

  3. brad and stephanie says:


  4. joyce says:

    Praying she gets a jump on this quickly.

  5. Lindsey Elsaesser says:

    praying for all four of you, especially Aria. how frustrating to be hospitalized for a cold, but also a blessing to have constant monitoring and care. we don’t have any appointments at “starship” (: this week but hopefully our kids will all be healthy at the same time sometime soon (if that’s possible!) and we can get together.

  6. Rachelle Crosbie says:

    Praying for Aria

  7. Cork and Carol says:

    Sure will be praying!!

  8. christine macdonald says:

    Praying that Aria will recover quickly and it will only be a short stay. Lots of love

  9. jeannie overall says:

    We hold Aria and you all up before the Lord-god bless-Jeannie

  10. Tiffany Keller says:

    Praying for all of you, & hoping all of you get better soon! God Bless!

  11. Donna Wallis says:

    Aria has proven before she is a wee fighter, Take care Macdonalds.
    God Bless xoxo

  12. iliganoa says:

    Praise the Lord o my soul and all that is within me bless his holy Name amen! She’ll be right! Just thanking Papa for all his loving care of you all. love you all! “FAITH UP!”

  13. kelli says:

    Thinking of you Aria and Praying you get better fast xxx

  14. Lyaine says:

    Will do.

  15. Lisa Robertson says:

    wow, they are super ‘on to it’ huh! How awesome to get such prompt care….. how unlike having to sit in A&E to wait for admission!!! Sounds like Aria is in very good hands, hope it is a very short hospital stay. xxx

  16. Susan Keam says:

    Praying for you all – that God will you you strength and the doctors wisdom, and will give rapid healing for Aria

  17. Shirley Davy says:

    Right with you guys – wow, your admission sounds amazing…. as far as hospital admissions can be amazing. So glad you getting great care. Much love and prayers X

  18. fiona says:

    Hey- thinking of you- and make sure you tell those hospital folk that we here are very impressed and grateful for their wonderful care of ‘our girl’

  19. christine macdonald says:

    Wow that is impressive good they are onto things so quick

  20. Viv says:

    Ditto to Shirley’s comment – that is a most impressive impression!

  21. Viv says:

    Ooops – that was meant to read impressive ADMISSION!!

  22. Samantha Sutherland says:

    You guys are doing so great! It is difficult to be back in hospital but the right thing to do and how great it is not for transplant problems. Normal childhood things do knock our kids around more than normal kids, even now Lara seems to have ear infection after ear infection but thankfully all treated at home and she is still normal and bouncy (mostly!). This will be Aria before you know it. Everyone I talk to is so amazed with her progress and how well she is doing and you can take some of that credit for keeping her safe and healthy as can be. Hopefully this is just a small blip on a wonderful year!

  23. Jan says:

    thoughts and prayers with you and she is in the right place, comforting to know that she has such good care available to her. take care

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