I’ve been updating little blurbs here and there on Nora’s Facebook page: Praying for Nora Rose Yusko. It’s just much easier to update there.

Currently Nora is in CICU at Children’s Hospital with her heart rate elevated up into the 200s and a fever of 105.3°.
She was admitted on Monday with congestion on her lungs and terrible upper respiratory junk. She had a few mild fevers, but nothing like this. Monday she tested positive for RSV and another virus called hMPV, as well as some suspected bacterial pneumonia. The pneumonia is being treated with ampicillin through an IV, the other stuff just has to run its course as it is viral. Nora had been doing well, had been eating GREAT – we even got a couple of smiles here and there.

For some reason, yet undetermined, she spiked the highest fever she’s ever been known to have just this morning around 6 am. The fever has brought her heart rate through the roof. The RSV, hMPV do not typically bring about a high fever like this. More labs have been drawn to check for any other infections. Her chest X-Ray is looking a little worse and she is now on high flow 5 liters of oxygen.

We are hanging out here in the CICU so they can keep an extra close eye on her.

They’ve put something in her nose (trumpet) to assist with suctioning as her little nose was getting pretty agitated. She’s resting peacefully right now. Fever is down to 102.2° and heart rate in 170s. Thank You, God!!!

We appreciate each and every one of your prayers. I am so comforted by all of your messages, texts and emails. I obviously can’t respond to them right now, but I am reading them when I can.

Two people have written to me about dreams they had of Nora in the past couple of nights. In both dreams she was older and talking, very happy. Neither of these people know each other, one has never met Nora (or me) in person YET. I take these very seriously as God-sent messages. Remember Greta’s dream in which He LOUDLY spoke to us with that beautiful glimpse into the future!!!!!!!

From Jesus Calling today:

January 8

Softly I announce My presence. Shimmering hues of radiance tap gently at your consciousness, seeking entrance. Though I have all Power in heaven and on earth, I am infinitely tender with you. The weaker you are, the more gently I approach you. Let your weakness be a door to My Presence. Whenever you feel inadequate, remember that I am your ever-present Help.

Hope in Me, and you will be protected from depression and self-pity. Hope is like a golden cord connecting you to heaven. The more you cling to this cord, the more I bear the weight of your burdens; thus, you are lightened. Heaviness is not of My kingdom. Cling to hope, and My rays of Light will reach you through the darkness.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
—Psalm 46:1

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
—Romans 12:12

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
—Romans 15:13

As always– SPOT. ON. Wow….

16 thoughts on “Nora CICU

  1. Praise Our LORD!!! Love and prayers always from MANY!! I know you know this!! Just have to keep telling you! Holding you all so CLOSE AND TIGHT in my HEART!!!

  2. Praying very hard for all of you. My daughter is a nurse at Children’s Hospital on the 7th floor and she works today from 3-11 pm and has also been praying for Nora. She said she will pray very hard while at work and closer to her and bring all of our good wishes right to the hospital! Please take care of yourself as well!

  3. I actually saw you at the doctor’s office on Monday AM. I was waiting to take my little girl back. I was going to say hello but you got called back while I was still talking to the receptionist. I was hoping everything was ok. Prayers for little Nora and your family.

  4. It breaks my heart to see this. I’ve been reading your blog since before Nora was born and feel like I know your family. My 7 week old daughter was hospitalized most of last week with RSV.

    I’m praying for Nora and your family. I hope the nurses are taking just as good care of you as they are Nora!


  5. I don’t feel a desperate feeling. Or that I need to say “I hope” she pulls through this. There is such a peace and calm in my heart and spirit. Since the moment of her conception, our God has had His Hand on sweet Baby Girl! He has Carried her, as you carried her, through many moments of fear and doubt. And, He will continue to carry her! And, You, Aleisa. She looks so peaceful in her sleep. You’re her Mama, so I know you worry. It’s normal to feel fear, especially when you feel her hot little body or watch her heart rate go up on the monitor. So, while my prayers are most definitely for continued healing in Nornor, I want you to know that I am also praying for her Mama and Daddy. For all of her family. For Peace. For rest. For a strength that you are not even aware exist in you.

    Just a thought…ask the doc if they have checked her for a fungal infection in her blood. Often over looked, but necessary. Kiss Sweet-Girl for me. Tell her she is loved. As are you! Hugs…

  6. Thought of you when I heard the message from Jesus in today’s Gospel — “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”
    Praying for Nora’s health and the peace of Christ for you and your family.
    Love always.

  7. I will pray for Nora. I’m sorry she is sick. Dreams can definitely be a message from God. A friend of mine had a miscarriage and a few months later I had a dream where she had another child. She delivered a healthy baby who is now 3 years old. I know God sent that message to me in my sleep. I hope Nora will live a long heathy life despite her disability. Nora will always have health issues but she can still have a pretty heathy happy life.

  8. Nora is in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping you feel the power and strength that comes from all the prayers for Nota and all of you. God Bless

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