03 April 2016

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From RSV (the virus) developing into pneumonia leading to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS.

That's what happened to Vera in the whirlwind of the last 2 weeks.

Her lungs were so inflamed they were bleeding for days. (I will never forget the sight of the suction containers filled with bright red fluid.)

Last night, her eyes were closed but when I talked to her, her cheek twitched and then two drops of tears ran down her face.

She must be sad that she can't hug us like she always does. Or just really tired from the traumatic experience.