Thursday, December 20, 2012

Admitted

Written on Tuesday, December 18 on CaringBridge... unable to cross-post via phone.  Finally have my computer for a few minutes.  Unfortunately I can't add the photo right now.


Tomorrow marks 3 months since Ella came home. It's been a good run without being readmitted... 

Ella still has not kicked her crud she's been fighting since December 1. We had a few days last week she seemed to be without a fever... But when she didn't feel like she had a fever, I didn't take her temp...

Fever increased again on Friday and through the weekend. I took her back to the pediatrician yesterday and then for her usual bloodwork (plus an added blood culture). 

The culture came back positive today and we were told to pack a bag and head to the hospital. 

So here we are. I've been teary eyed the last couple of days, feeling so helpless to get Ella feeling better. At least we have a diagnosis and are starting treatment. Docs are still waiting to see exactly what type of infection she is fighting and will fine tune her treatment based on that information. 

Doc set the expectation that we would need 3 negative cultures before we are discharged... So IF that starts tomorrow the earliest we will be home is Sunday. There is a fairly good chance we could still be here for Christmas.... I guess it's a good thing that my sister decided this morning that she and her family won't come for Christmas... It's a 12 hr trip and they are starting to see a cold crop up in their house... Sadly, we just can't have Ella exposed. This will be the first Christmas my family isn't all together... Thank goodness for Skype!

Our Au Pair, Natalie, arrived Thursday evening! She is really sweet and is really good with Ella... Even though she has only met Ella's fussy side so far. I can tell already that Natalie & Ella are going to be best buddies. 

We did get an unexpected bonus today... Santa was at the hospital when we got here! Ella wasn't going to get to meet Santa this year due to contact restriction... But she met him today! Disregard her mess of a mom in the picture... I had been crying earlier when I learned we had to be admitted.

5 comments:

  1. Really hoping you get the three negatives soon. Sorry to know that she is feeling unwell. I'll keep her in my prayers.

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  2. I'm sorry. Hope she's doing better soon.

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  3. Hope she starts to feel better soon. Thinking of you both.

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  4. All the best to Ella and you.

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