Monday, May 23, 2011


We knew this week would be a busy week as we have doctor's appointments scheduled every day (including tubes for Elena's ears on Wed. and Heart cath for Juliana on Thursday).  However, there has been a slight derailment in our plans though I think it may have been a blessing in disguise.  Early Saturday morning, Juliana woke up crying (very unusual; she is the most chilled baby I know).  So, I picked her up and she felt very hot.  I called the on call nurse that told me to get her to the hospital as it sounded like she was in respiratory distress.  Well, we were visiting my family in the Nashville area, so we took her to Vanderbilt.  Juliana's oxygen dipped a little low so they put her on oxygen and ran all sorts of tests including getting images of her heart.  Because of her heart issues and oxygen levels, they admitted her.  So now our family is in 2 directions.  Ezra is holding the fort down and taking care of Elena's 2 appointments this week (plastic surgeon and tubes) and Juliana and I are kicking it at Vandy.  The staff have been WONDERFUL!  Actually, not quite like I have ever experienced any where helpful.  We do not know when we will come home yet but are hoping to have the heart cath here and proceed from there. I will update when I know more and can sneak out of her room again.  Please remember us in your prayers.



  1. Praying Kelly!! Hugs to you too!

  2. Stephanie MizutaniMay 24, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    Praying for the sweet Reynold family!

  3. Praying! Everybody of us is thinking of you! Good luck! Love, Martina

  4. I love Vanderbilt! I love everything about VUMC! Even though we were there for some of the hardest times of our lives, I have such fondness for the care and support Jack received while in their care. It makes me feel very comforted that Juliana is there.

  5. Vanderbilt's the best! So glad your little one is getting good care there. If you have a chance, visit the Kennedy Center for special ed. over on the Peabody Campus (easy walk, it's at the lower west side of the campus) - they specialize in DS education and therapies and have lots of handouts and info.Great contact for families. Peabody's my alma mater from long ago, and I still visit the campus whenever I'm in N'ville (most recently in March).

    Your girls are precious - hope things get sorted out this week and that next week is much less strenuous for everyone!

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from U.

  6. Praying, praying!!! Please keep us updated!

    Much love to you!

  7. Praying for ALL of you and especially for Juliana as she faces surgery. Sometimes things work out for the best even when it isn't planned. You are obviously in a very good hospital and she seems to be in good hands. I still can't wait to meet my nieces! But a few miles...or states between us doesn't inhibit what God can do when we all pray in accord. Blessings to you and the whole fam!