Friday, July 10, 2009

Counting down the days...

Mom, enough pictures...

Just kickin' back with my Veggie Tales...


We should be on the downside of this hospital stay. Tonight should be four days of antibiotics, so hopefully only 3 more days. That means by Monday afternoon we could be home again.
Everything had been going so well until last night when she decided she wanted nothing to do with sleeping. Her tummy just developed a life of its own and finally at 3 a.m. the nurse called the doctor for some meds and an enema. She has been packing the food in but withholding it for herself. So either just backed up or something with trying to pass it back out. So this afternoon was x-rays of the tummy, c-diff cultures and checking for blood in stools. She didn't want much to eat today either. So we will see, I am just sure it is gas that needs to be gotten out or something very simple to take care of.
Other than that the kids come up to visit and that keeps me company. They know I am not much on hospital foods so Yes, of course, they bring me Jason's Deli!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Annabel's days...






Not much to say. She feels good and so I spend my time entertaining her. Most of the time when she is in the hospital she doesn't feel so well. Normally I don't get her out of the room when she is here but it is boring so we made a visit to the playroom. She also loves to visit the fish.



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.