Sunday, October 19, 2008

Back in the ER

7:24 p.m.
Shelby began having rectal bleeding today. This can come with Shigella, but not as you're getting better from it. I've talked a couple of times with the on-call GI and he suggested she get looked at. No fever, but only acting so-so. I'm sure labs and an IV are in her near future. She looks a bit pale and her tummy is still HUGE. I'll share details as I get them.
10:10 p.m.
IV's in, fluids being run, more bloody poop. Labs don't look horrible, though. She has the doctors mystified. I'm sure we're headed up to the Peds Unit for overnight. I'll do one last update for today in a bit.
12:41 a.m. (Technically, Monday, I know)
In her room on the Peds Unit. IV fluids and antibiotics running...we'll see what tomorrow brings. She's on a clear liquid diet and NOT happy about it. When you're hungry popsicles, ice chips and juice just don't cut it. I feel so bad for her. Her IV is now the 3rd little dot on her arm. They're all lined up in a row. Its a great vein and a great spot so that she can mostly still use her left hand, but, poor little arm. Her right arm has bruises from blood draws....ah...we just want our little girl better. Please pray for that. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Oh no - how scary. Hope whatever that is, it resolves itsself soon!

Best wishes for Shelby from

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear Shelby is having such a rough go of it. She is in my prayers.

Fred & Carol said...


Uncle Freddie and Auntie Lu love you and hope you are better soon.

moreena said...

Just checking in to see if there are any more updates. Hoping for a short stay and a quick resolve of this yucky bleeding.

Anonymous said...

Still praying.
sorry that you are back in.

Is Chicago in the loop? I assume yes, but thought I'd ask.
Sorry thinks stink right now.