Friday, August 12, 2011

Already home...

We returned home last night. She is still needing one more test but it couldn't be done until early Monday morning. So I asked the doctors and they said they understood that going home made more sense as long as I returned to have the scan done.

Annabel seems to be possibly aspirating on her secretions. It has only happened twice in the last 2 months but both times she has become very congested, wheezing with fever. First time we just treated her from home with IV antibiotics and good nursing. This time since we had an appointment and told him of the fevers he admitted. As of yesterday all cultures had come back negative for blood, stool, urine, and strep...
She was feeling better and that is when it is hard to care for her in a hospital. I never mind being there is she is really sick. She still runs low grade fevers and is very congested. We are giving her only 1 IV antibiotic, breathing treatments, here at home. Her need for oxygen when she sleeps is higher and even on a full two liters she desats. I am sure it is coming from the congestion...

Thank you to all for prayers and well-wishes for Annabel~ 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you are home. I know she is in good hands. Love you both.
Edie

Janet said...

Glad they let y'all come home! Praying and thinking of you always!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Love this girl and glad she is home. Praying for both of you Cathy.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I am glad she is home! I wanted to answer something you posted on my blog - Emily is cathterized through her Mitrofanoff every 4 hours. For two years we had ZERO infections! Since January we have had them non-stop. I don't think this is related to her mitrofanoff at all, but rather to her body just being so sick and harboring bugs.

May said...

Secretions are such a pain. When it clears her breathing will get better. Hugs Annabelle.

Kathy said...

Wondering if she might have gotten a bug from all the wonderful children (but kids with germs, none the less) she was just with in Chicago. Hard not to have germs pass.

Know I am praying and relieved you girls are home!!!