Friday, January 14, 2011


We are out with nursing at home and IV antibiotics. She has less pain, still some vomiting but smiling and awake. I will take this any day. What they know for sure is that she has a very significant UTI. The thinking is this made its way to the kidneys. I am not sure if I already said but I was shocked when they said UTI. I pride myself on being able to predict this kind of thing. It came on faster than ever and if it got to the kidneys then we now will have to see if she is refluxing again. She hasn't had a kidney infection since her surgery when she was 16 months. Totally stopped the reflux and we are checked pretty regularly. I just can't remember the last VCUG to check for the reflux. She also has several areas of inflammation going on in her gut.
First let me thank you for your prayers. I truly felt you lifting Annabel in prayers and for this I am grateful.
Also, to our doctors and hospital who truly stuck to what they said about 23 hour observation, getting test done quickly and being released with a plan. This truly has made Annabel's hospital stays lately bearable. I know they quickly address the issues and have a plan then release to let us care for Bella at home. We are blessed with wonderful hospital nurses, home nurses and very patient doctors.


Anonymous said...

She is in my constant prayers.

Kathy said...

Prayers continue. So glad you two are home.

Happy to hear Princess Annabel is smiling and feeling better!!!

Yeah to the docs and staff for great care all around!!!

Love you girls!!!

The Hull Munchkins said...

So glad you can all be at home to recover. Annabel is such a doll! I've followed your story for some time, linking from many other blogs. So many are praying for Annabel.

We have a daughter with special needs so I'm always cheering on Annabel, esp during times of illness.

Hang in there. Thanks for updating the blog. Will continue to pray for her healing and recovery!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

so glad you are home.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I'm sorry that Annabel was back in, but glad that they got to the bottom of it. I hope the infection clears quickly. Have you guys talked anymore about a mitrofanoff for cathing?

Janet said...

So glad y'all have the good care you have, and a team willing to work with you, as YOU DO KNOW Annabel better than anyone else!
I know it won't do any good to tell you this, but please don't beat yourself up about the infection! You ARE the most wonderful mother!!!
She (and all of you!) are in my prayers.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Continuing to pray for this sweet girl! Glad that you are home.