Sunday, February 13, 2011

What is happening here?

No one is really sure what is happening. Annabel has basically been infected with something showing up in her urine since the beginning of January. She has been on IV's a few times and one on two antibiotic in tube then this past Thursday finished another one. So this past Tuesday when we were doing her labs we did a urine culture just to be sure. We thought she was fine. So Friday we got her urine culture back and here was the same bacteria as bad as it had been. By Saturday she didn't look well. She looked weak, vomiting little amounts of bile and with a fever that just grew as the day passed. We continued the Vanc. I was up all night watching due to the fever, vomiting, low oxygen levels. I knew we should have come during the night but since on Vanamycin felt we could try to manage at home. The vomiting worsened and the fevers were harder to keep down so I called the ER and was told a good time to bring her in. When she was placed in a room immediately she wasn't responding at all and you could only see the whites of her eyes. No matter how many times I called her name she didn't respond. As soon as the fevers came down she began to open her eyes. We on occasion were able to get a weak smile. So tonight she continues to shake when her fevers began going up and she vomits what little that is in her belly. They have switched to suppositories for fever and also for nausea. At this point the doctor (ER) is suspicious of the central line. They tested for flu, pneumonia, UTI, and her blood. They did ultrasound for some type of peri (something)abscess. This would be where the kidney is nestled in her abdomen. They say this would be rare if found to have it. If she is found to have this type of absess or if the central line is the issue we would have to transfer to Houston. We are praying that this new added antibiotic will do the trick. As she lays here with her eyes closed she squeezes them tight as if in pain but is silent. Her breathing is fast as is her heart rate as I am sure due to fevers. Please continue offering her up in prayer and that something will soon be know.

UPDATE: Her central line blood culture that was just drawn 10 hours ago is already growing YEAST. If anyone remembers back in December this is what happened and we were transferred to Houston. They are calling doctor now. Please, please pray!!!! The bug (fungus) is terrible and the antibiotic is considered lethal.

6 comments:

Valerie said...

We'll be praying for Annabel! I've been following your blog for a while, and love reading about your girl. She's in our thoughts and prayers.

Jorge and Carrie said...

We are praying for you, sweet Annabel!

L said...

I'm praying for Annabel. My Lilly just got out of the hospital after almost dying from a virus. So I know things are hard for you. May the Lord have mercy on Annabel and your family.

L said...

I'm so sorry you're going through this! My Lilly just got out of the hosipital after almost dying from a virus. SO I know how worried and scared you must be. May God be merciful to little Annabel and your family. I am praying for Annabel!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh no Cathy! Annabel, sweet girl, I pray that they can get the yeast out and get you back to better soon. Did they have to pull her line last time it grew yeast?? I am praying for you guys Cathy ...

The VW's said...

Praying for your sweet girl.....and you too! HUGS!!