Pneumonia and My Current Project

Since April 4 my daughter Randi has been in the hospital with a severe case of pneumonia.  (We actually started out at Express Care, they sent us to the local Emergency Room, and they sent her by Ambulance to a larger hospital about 45 minutes away from home).  She started out on IV antibiotics. The doctors thought everything was improving but a chest X-ray showed that fluid around her lung had actually worsened.  So last week they put in a chest tube to get rid of the fluid build-up.  2 days later she was having surgery to remove infected tissue from around her lung. During the surgery they discovered part or her lung was severely necrotic and ended up removing about 1/4 of her lung. She’s currently in Pediatric ICU .  So we’ve been at the hospital since April 4th. I’ve been staying here with her every night and day.  We are hoping there are no more surprises on the long road to recovery.

I’ve had a couple knit and crochet projects with me here at the hospital, but honestly it’s been so chaotic with all the doctors and nurses that I haven’t done much, and haven’t really felt like it or been too tired most of the time.  I did finally start knitting a hat the other night out of this hand-dyed wool from Blue Heron Farm.  I think it’s actually the first time I’ve made anything with yarn that originated from my home state.  I love the pink color. Maybe this project will help motivate and energize me to stitch some more.


My mother started a fundraiser to help out with expenses related to Randi being in the hospital.  If you want to check it out and/or contribute, just click on Randi’s image below.  Any help and well wishes are appreciated.  Thank you!