Thursday, November 22, 2007

Avery's 1st Thanksgiving

Just enjoy this little beauty!!! She's come a long way and we are very THANKFUL for that!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Kicked out...

Shelby's Nov RMH stay
...of club RMH, that is. Literally Shelby didn't want to leave. I think its because she was scared of getting her IV out. She asked a great question, especially for a 5 1/2-year-old. She was concerned about what would happen if she got sick again. Would there have to be another IV? The answer was "yes" so she thought just keeping this one in would be fine. Not so. I finally got her convinced to come home, the IV got removed and then she was very happy. She's still not "Shelby" but this stay was much more emotional than the past ones have been. She's much more aware of what's going on and what's going to happen. Very scary stuff for a little girl. Hell, most adults are very scared of the things my little girl just had to endure. Its a hard notion to wrap your little brain around that IV's suck, but they are very helpful and we need them to make you better. She's hanging in there, though. We are just trying to re-adjust to life at home. Thank you for the thoughts and prayers. Let's hope we can go at least another 11 months before this happens again.

By the way, her Dr. in Chicago still just wants to leave the cyst alone. So the cyst saga continues...

Happy Thanksgiving! May you all overstuff yourselves and take a nap on the couch.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Still there

Yes, my dear Shelby is still in RMH. Today was the first time since Sunday night that I broke loose from there. She is improving and it looked like she was going to bust loose today, but we are waiting on Dr. Deutsch hearing from Chicago for the all-clear.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What did you do this weekend?

Miss Shelby is still in RMH. Some of her numbers look better, but some look worse. They want to give the IV antibiotics at least 48 hours in her. Tomorrow at 6 a.m. she'll have labs again and then we'll go from there. Her fever has been gone since this morning and her tummy pain seems better. She is more active, but very tired. She's had lots of visitors so that has made her very happy. If you want to come visit, please call first. I'm home for a few hours with Avery & Riley while Daddy hangs out with her. We'll make the switch around 8 p.m. and I'll pull the night shift at the hospital. Keep the prayers coming please.

Riley had her Libby Lu birthday party & sleepover last night. We wanted to keep things as normal as possible around her even though Shelby's in the hospital. WE ARE ALL EXHAUSTED and poor Avery's schedule is all off whack. I feel like I am living a split life. The hospital one & the "normal" home one. I just want us to be all at home together again.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sick Shelby

Last night Shelby was admitted at Rockford Memorial Hospital for severe abdominal pain and fever. Her biliruben and wbc are elevated. She is on two IV antibiotics and feeling sort-of rough. Please keep her in your prayers. On Tuesday at liver clinic we found out that her cyst is now the size of a lemon. Could this be causing her pain & fever? We'll see soon....I'll update when I can.