Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Poor Annabel...

We are back in the hospital due to much loose stools during the night and not being able to keep her sats up on the bi-pap. The doctor wanted to make sure she didn't end up like her last hospital stay when she became so sick. She is also fairly congested which I am sure is not helping her to tolerate the bi-pap. She alarmed all night and in between I was changing diapers. I had to just hold her to help her remember to breathe.
They are suspecting c-diff, but couldn't get a good culture yet. The doctor says with her bowel being so large that the c-diff get in better control with the antibiotic but since she came off on Friday is lurks in this large area and then over grows as soon as there is no antibiotics (Fladyl). He is suspecting that she will need to be on it until her surgery that was just confirmed today for June 4th. We need to keep her well so she can have the bowel surgery. She needs the urinary procedure, waiting for 2nd opinion on May 20th and then hopefully can get this at same time as bowel.
They began two antibiotics today and I bet by tomorrow she will be sitting up in bed clapping and watching her movies.


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you spending the night holding that baby and telling her to breathe just brings tears to my eyes. I know that another stay is not how you planned on spending your BIRTHDAY, but I just have to say


If I could make your birthday wish for you, it would be that this journey be easier - but you have made it beautiful nonetheless.


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I sure hope that the antibiotics have her feeling back to good soon!

May said...

Back online to find that it's your birthday! Happy Birthday to the most awesome momma I know. You are just amazing what you have patience for.

The VW's said...

Get well and home again soon Annabel! I'll be praying!

Hilary said...

Annabel praying that you feel better soon sweet girlie!!! Happy birthday Cathy!!!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to read this Cathy.

You are really amazing. It is your birthday! I hope and pray that it all resolves very soon.


Gripping Mercy and Grace said...

Oye!!! Please know we will be praying for you little angel! I hope you up just like momma says and clapping once again! So sorry to hear of the surgery, but maybe this is where the Lord is leading to cure this awful issue. Love you much and thinking of you all the time!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Hang on for a few more weeks, then I pray this surgery will make some things a bit easier!
I hope you managed to find some joy on your birthday!
Love you

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am praying for Annabel and for you Too Cathy. Praying both surgeries will be done at the same time and she will be so much better after these procedures. And Happy Birthday my sweet friend. My boys turned 38 yesterday so you share the same birthday. I knew there was something more special about you:) I love you and am praying for Annabel to get better really quick.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Anonymous said...

We will keep praying for our sweet littl one, and her Mom. Hope she is better soon.
Love Susan

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

Poor baby! I do hope she feels better very soon.

Happy birthday - hope you have the best possible day under the circumstances.

Aimee said...

Happy Birthday! You are an amazing and inspiring mother.

C'mon antibiotics! Do your job!!!!

Praying for that sweet little miracle baby that you have been so blessed with!

Kathy said...

Oh Cathy!

So sad and sorry to hear that Annabel is again dealing with all these issues but it sure makes you KNOW that the surgery is the only choice you have to alleviate this problem.

I loved what Lisa put into such beautiful words. I could not agree more!

Praying for that quick recovery that you envision and a healthy few weeks until her surgery. Praying ahead for those procedures and Annabel's quick recovery and healing.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST CATHY! Hope someone gets you a really big piece of birthday cake! You sure deserve it! : ) Maybe eat the whole thing...