Saturday, March 22, 2008

Time out...

So, that bath she was going to have? Those flying colors she passed with? Were shortlived. By Thursday afternoon our princess was throwing up everything she ate and more and by 3 am Friday her temperature had reached the danger zone for infants (100.4) and passed it (to 100.5) and we were on our way to the emergency room. Because of her age and the fever she was automatically admitted and with the addition of my GBS positive status at her birth she was also subjected to a full panel of tests to attempt to determine the source of the problem. She had xrays, a spinal tap, blood drawn, urine and stool samples collected, and was given an iv with fluids. We've been in the hospital ever since and while her temps have normalized and she's able to nurse again (she couldn't keep it down for about 24 hours... I was in major pain before the hospital was able to give me a pump to use!) we still haven't received the results of the culture on the spinal fluid. Everything else appears to be back to normal (she was slightly anemic and her potassium levels were low at admission) and if the 36 hour culture comes back clean we get to take her home this afternoon. I'll keep everyone updated!



1 comment:

Miabird said...

You guys are in my prayers, especially Ella. I know that's scary. I hope it's something easily remedied and really hope it's not an allergy to the pets.