Audrey Roloff shared the frightening news on Instagram on Friday that she recently had to take her two-year-old daughter, Ember, to the hospital. Roloff and her husband Jeremy had to spend some time in the hospital after Ember was diagnosed with a serious respiratory virus.
“Behind the scenes of our reality lately… I thought I’d have more cute family Christmas photos filling my camera roll by now, but instead I have this photo… Holding a sick baby at 4 a.m. in the emergency room,” she wrote.
“Last week Ember came down with her first bad tummy bug and it was a solid 4 or 5 days of “owie tummy,” fever and vommiting… she started to feel better for a couple days, but then started saying “owie” when she went to the bathroom… and then at night spiked a high fever so I was concerned about a UTI,” the “Little People, Big World” star continued.
“We walked in to the ER at 11 p.m. and didn’t get discharged till 5 a.m. Sitting on that miserable chair all night, while 37 weeks pregnant, just to wait for a urine sample and a nose swab.. I do not understand the ER,” she continued.
“Welp, turns out she has RSV on top of everything else she’s been through the last week. Was up all night again last night with a horrible cough and fever In between comforting her, the pressure of a book manuscript that’s already past deadline, all the year-end stuff when you run your own business/shop, Christmas commitments, the final weeks of pregnancy aches/emotions, and just feeling nervous for labor.”
“I’m at the end of an already frayed rope. So if your week doesn’t look as dreamy and perfect as the Christmasy photos you’re seeing on Instagram right now, you’re not alone. I’m giving myself permission to have unwrapped gifts under the tree, unresponded to e-mails/texts, stay in my pajamas, let the laundry baskets overflow, put on another episode of Daniel Tiger for Ember, and order take out for the 4th time this week. Maybe you need to extend extra grace to yourself this week too. I give you permission,” she concluded the post.
Fans in the comments offered their sympathies. “Right. There. With. You!!!!! I can relate and sympathize with this so much, thank you for sharing,” one wrote.
“I’m so sorry Audrey! Poor ember! Praying for you guys. And love this post so much!” another said.
“Bless you. Praying for extra rest and peace these next few days,” a third added.