Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Asking for your prayers...

Annabel did go to school today. When she got home her eyes were rolling back constantly and she was not looking as well as she normally does. I took her to the doctor and noticed she had a fever which is very rare for Annabel. She continued to roll her eyes and would wince quite often like she was uncomfortable. He decided to give her a huge antibiotic shot.
So I just wanted to make a quick post and ask for specific prayers for Annabel. We knew since last week that she had another UTI infection. Due to the fact that we cath her on a regular basis, we are able to see that her infection was not getting better on the antibiotic she was prescribed. Monday morning early I called her pediatrican and asked that he do a urine culture to see what the bacteria was and what it was sensitive to. Today it came back that she was resistant to everything except the Furodantin. This is the only one that literally tears her stomach up and shuts down her intake. She has had three courses of this same antibiotic recently and we can see results as long as she is taking it. Within 4-5 days after discontinuing the medicine the infection is back. I would like to ask for prayer that this time it will work, especially since she is resistant now to all the others. On a more positive note, with the feeding tube in place we will be able to feed her and give her plenty of liquids, which we have never been able to do. We had begun an antibiotic wash of her bladder prior to her going into the hospital. We had heard people having good results with this. It is a gentiamicin wash that we put thru the catheter and leave in her bladder. She showed that the last two infections are resistant to this antibiotic also. So..... please pray that we can get this under control. Again thank you to each and everyone who reads Annabel's story.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will prayer very hard for my annabel. i hope it all works out so she will be able to get comfortable and feel better~ luv ya'll

Anonymous said...

i will pray very hard for my annabel. i hope it all works out so she will be able to get comfortable and feel better~ luv ya'll
~Lauren (LaLa)

Anonymous said...

Annabel you are in mine and Ben's Prayers, we love you and miss you more than words can say.
Edie

Renae said...

I will be praying for all of you and Annabel especially. I will pray that the antibiotic will help this UTI. It is so nice to hear someone else walking the T18 journey say the postitive even in the midst of a trial. You encourage me everytime I read your blog. Praying for you!! Renae

boltefamily said...

I will be praying for sweet Annabel. What an amazing blessing she is. You are certainly a wonderful family!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Praying for your sweet girl.

Anonymous said...

Emily, Tyler and I will keep Annabel in our prayers each and every day until she is filling better. We will also say prayers for you, Mom.
Love SueSue