Friday, March 14, 2008

#2 is home and sleeping right now.

It's good to have everyone back under the same roof! She's doing well, pretty much back to her usual self and glad to be home. She had another Ultrasound done yesterday which led to a MRI today. She still has some unknown tissue/mass in her belly. Right now we have 1 1/2 weeks of oral antibiotics and then a follow up check. They will do another ultrasound then and if this area under question is still there then what will probably happen is scheduling surgery so they can go in and get a piece of this tissue to test and find out what it is.
That's the short and sweet of it, I'm off to bed.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Good News

1. My mom is flying in this evening(both our families offered to come out and Saturday we decided we would take them up on the offer)
2. This is likely the last day of IV antibiotics for #2. They are going to give her oral antibiotics tomorrow and if all goes well she should be coming home Thursday!
The things we still aren't sure about is when they will take her central line out. They may do it after she does fine on the oral meds but they could keep it in until her checkup if the think she'll need it again. Also the surgeon has said he'd like to do another CT scan because the infection was so bad he couldn't see her ovary. When we went into surgery they had thought she had a tumor on the left ovary, so he wants to make sure everything else is normal.
#2 is doing better, she still has some pain but is eating more and we got her walking a little more yesterday.

Here she is blowing some bubbles. The nurse wanted her to do this so she'd take some deep breathes because she was only breathing with the top half of her body. She wasn't really interested in doing so but then little brother came to visit and who can resist him!

Sunday, March 9, 2008


It's been awhile since you have heard from us. We have been dealing with a sick child. #2 had been complaining about her tummy hurting, we assumed that she caught another bug(February wasn't the best month health wise, kept catching colds). After it didn't go away like we thought it should we sought medical help. She under went many tests.....Tuesday night we were finally able to get an ultrasound of her belly which showed a 2 inch mass above her belly. She has laparoscopic surgery Wednesday. Turns out she had a big nasty infection going on, an unrachal cyst had burst. She is on antibiotics and still has a drain connected to her. Thursday she had a PICC put into her arm so now they are able to do blood draws and give her the IV fluids and antibiotics through that.
Her white blood cell count is coming down and we look to be in the hospital at least another couple days.
She's walking around some, and starting to eat a little, unhappy to be in the hospital, real unhappy with all the doctors and nurses. We played a couple games last night and she was pretty perky then.
James and I are doing ok, we've gotten some help with the boys and are doing our best to cope. It's so hard to see your child in the hospital, she's pretty sensitive to touch and hasn't dealt really well with all the needles and such, which just about breaks my heart.
Yesterday we had a little trouble with the central line, someone unhooked her the wrong way but it was fixed fairly easy. James left the hospital yesterday afternoon and got a flat tire on the way home. Definitely feel like we are being tested here. Thankfully we have a pretty good support system here and know we and #2 are being held up in prayer by many people.
Will update as I am able, we haven't been able to get online a the hospital.