Tuesday, July 7, 2009

We will still be thankful...

As we sit here in the hospital I will still be grateful for the wonderful month we have had free of cathing, oxygen or bi-pap machines. She is still on very few meds and I know her gut is doing so much better.
This past Wednesday night Annabel had very little urine output and seemed to be in much discomfort until around 5 a.m. when I realized maybe I should cath her. This relieved her and she feel asleep. I knew the lack of urine wasn't due to dehydration because she was still eating all her meals and taking in all her liquids through her tube feeding. Thursday evening Dr. B suggested a urinalysis and it came back with an infection. But we still had to wait for the culture to see what it grew. This evening around 5 p.m. Dr. B called and said it was psuedomonas and that she needed to be admitted and given IV antibiotics.
Yes, I guess I am a little frustrated in that it has only been barely one month since her surgery. I truly am being selfish and I so hope that we don't go back to cathing. Dr. B say we will have to call Houston to be seem when we are discharged. I am sure this is just one occurrence and if it persist there will be an alternative to cathing.
Overall, as you can see from the picture she looks well. Except for looking uncomfortable when she urinates she has been very smiley and playful. Don't think that much will be going on in the next week, she is saying 7 days of the antibiotic given IV.

14 comments:

May said...

i was getting a little worried when we didn't hear much about annabel. i know how hard it is to get up and running and get knocked down again...hope a solution to the cathing comes to light soon.

Aimee said...

Praying for strength for you and Annabel.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear! Ugh! I am so sorry that she got an infection! I am also sorry that she can't have an antibiotic IV at home with some kind of nursing care. I know how hard that time in the hospital is! I am so sorry! I imagine that after such a GREAT month this really comes as a blow.

Praying for a bladder miracle, and for the continued strength of one of the best Mommies in the world!!

Love,Lisa

The VW's said...

I'm so sorry! This stinks, even though there is still much to be thankful for! I pray that this hospital stay goes fast for you! HUGS!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Still praying for you and Annabel and hoping this stay helps the rest of the answers to come. Praying it is just a little bit longer until this problem is gone. Love you Cathy.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Stacy said...

Hi Cathy, I just stopped by and took some time to get caught up with Annabel and your family. It has been a long time since I've been in blogland, as God took me out for awhile. It has been a long 8 months in our home, but all is well and God is so faithful. I just wanted to thank you for checking in on me months ago. You actually were the only one to do so, from all the people I had met. Thank you. I can't tell you what that meant to me. I think of you and Annabel so often and pray that God's strengths continues to sustain you. You are an inspiration to me and an amazing mommy. "Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing your labor is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Cor. 15:58.

I am sorry to read that Annabel is back in the hospital, but praising God for the doctor in Houston who is so tenderhearted toward Annabel and his willingness to treat her as any child needing medical treatment....not a T18 child. Praising God as well for all that He is doing in her body and the time of rest He had given you this summer to just "be" as you said and enjoy every moment.

I don't know when and if I'll post again, waiting on God to show me, but I'll continue to check in as Annabel holds a special place in my heart.

In Christ's love,
Stacy

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Choosing to be thankful certainly doesnt come naturally, and isnt somthing Im very good at. That psudo bug is harsh, Alex had it too. Hugs from Illinois. Im so sorry Cathy.

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

So sorry to hear she's got another infection; how miserable for all of you. Do they know what triggers them, at all, or is it just one of those random things that happens? Sending - oh, I know what she'd like, a tube of bubbles so you can blow bubbles for her. Wish I could send you one in reality!

Kathy said...

So sorry to hear that Princess Annabel is back charming the scrubs off the doctors and nurses!

She is so adorable and looks good. The antibiotics must be quickly doing the trick, thank the Lord!

Team Annabel will be back home in boring mode very soon!

Love and prayers surround you both!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh man. :( I hope that the antibiotic kicks in quickly.

Tamara said...

Oh Cathy, I am so sorry! Please know we are thinking and praying for you all... don't give up hope... Love you girl!

*HoLLi jO* said...

I am praying for you and Annabel. I hope your hospital stay goes by very quick, and you are back home soon. You are always in my thoughts!!

Kenzie said...

Dang! I know we talked but I just wanted to see if anything changed. Thinking of you guys and praying for a quick resolution to the pseudomonas yuck she has going on. Love y'all and hoping you can get some rest too while she is there!!

Love lots,
Kenz

Brenda said...

Darn it Cathy....I am so sorry. Hospital stays stink!! Wishing the time to go by quickly for you two.

Brenda