First of all, let me say that Shelby is improving. The diarrhea is slowing down, her spunk is back, but her color is weird. Not jaundice, not pale, just ick. Her stool culture from Sunday night came back negative for Shigella - Yea! And...nothing new grew (thanks for the "poop check" voice mail yesterday Moreena. What would us Liver Moms do without each other?!?! Hope your visit with Fabulous Frankie was wonderful!) She will go back to school when she has had "normal" BM's for 24 hours. She is currently pretending she is a dog named Sparkles and playing with Avery. She wants a puppy so very badly.
Thank you to everyone who has prayed for Shelby, e-mailed me, left messages on here, sent things in the mail (Lisa, your gift is awesome and very, very thoughtful!) and taken the time to ask how Shelby is doing. All is appreciated and helps us remember that no matter what we are facing in our lives, there are others there to hold us up.
So now for the new development...Avery broke out in hives yesterday. She was really crabby yesterday morning and when I unzipped her pj's, BOOM!, there they were. She has made the switch from her hypoallergenic formula to soy milk quite well. In fact, its been about a month now that she's just been on soy milk. But, last week we started slowly giving her foods with milk in them (baby goldfish crackers, to be exact). Now is that causing the hives - who knows! The Pediatrician wants her to take Zyrtec twice a day to keep them under control. They are by no means Shelby hives (which were full body, bad, bad, bad), but there none-the-less. We're keeping a close eye on her and, of course, have discontinued the "foods with milk in them" experiment.
These girls sure keep me on my toes, but, man-o-man do I love them!