Before you begin to read this post I just want to let you know that Fiona is Not in the hospital. Fiona is just fine. I am recalling a post I had written on July 29, 2007 and wanted to record it so I wouldn't forget it.
I can’t tell you how happy I am that she made it home from the hospital this morning. They took real good care of her and the nurses were amazing!
Her blood inflammation levels were around 80. Again, 0 - 9 is normal but she is improving every day. When she was admitted on Thursday her number was around 375.
She hasn’t had a fever now in 48 hours which is AWESOME. She’s even starting to get her spunk back. We were blowing bubbles in the hospital room this morning and she was jumping up and down on the bed trying to catch them - IV and all!
For the next 10 days or so she will be on a very strong antibiotic and we’ll have a follow-up in two or three days with her doctor.
I hope and pray that she never again has a cold settle in her lungs. It’s absolutely awful for the kiddos.
The other thing I’d like to ad is that you should always follow your first instincts when it comes to your child. I kept telling the doc that I thought Fiona’s legs were awfully thin.. I could see the bones in her knees.
Now normally she is small and thin like most little girls her age.. but she was so dehydrated that her eyes were sunken and you could see her little knees. There wasn’t this soft round puffy skin around her knees like there normally is. Her knees look normal again.. so my instincts were right all along.
The other thing I’d like to share is don’t assume that your child has a virus or that the doctor is just going to send you home. I stayed home with her for the first part of the week thinking they were just going to send me home - trying to get her fever under control. Next time I won’t wait so long.
You guys that have left me comments of encouragement and/or prayers ~ THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I can’t even express how much that means to me!!
July 29, 2007