Saturday, November 22, 2008

A single tear...

10:18 p.m.
She's still getting out all that air from her colonoscopy, but doing alright. Her abdomen was looking good, but this evening has gotten quite large. Not sure why as, like I said, she's been passing a lot of air. Her nurse measured her abdomen and we'll keep an eye on it. Its really weird; even though its distended, her belly button has caved in and she can't play with it. Strange...

Here are some pictures from today's visit from her sisters and Papa and Grammie. She was feeling her best today then, but is now wimpering and just can't quite figure out what's bothering her. She needs rest.

10:50 a.m.
Other than the expected tummy pain and gas from having a colonoscopy Shelby is recovering from her tests just fine. She is now on her 2nd bowl of rice. She looks rough because her face is a bit swollen from the anesthesia, but is happily playing on the hospital's laptop. They have awesome ones with internet access (only o.k. for kid sites) and built-in games. They are from the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation if anyone is looking for a great cause to give a donation.

Nothing looked abnormal on her tests - yea! But...we still don't have an answer for all these problems she's been having. She does have a grade 1-2 (very minor) varix and several that are so small they aren't even graded. He took biopsies and we'll see what those show. She has been taken off the IV antibiotics and we'll see what her body does. If she stays stable she'll go home tomorrow. Her WBC count is now back to her low "normal" but she does have some bandemia and her basophils are still elevated. Her protein, albumin, BUN, creatine, hemoglobin, and hematocrit all stink right now, but I think mine would, too, if I had just gone 2 days on a clear liquid diet only. We'll give those some time to improve. Thank you all for your prayers. Her sisters and Grammie are headed up for a short visit and then Shelby and I will take a snooze. She slept a bit better last night, but it was still midnight before I got her down. I'll update again later.

8:50 a.m.
is what I wiped from Shelby's face as she was breathing in her "sleep" medicine. She was so very brave - she was a perfect example of doing something even though every bit of her Being did not want to. She didn't fight; just some wimpers and that sad face. God I hate that my daughter has to go through this!

Please pray that all goes well. I kissed her on the forehead and told them to take care of my baby. Now we wait.


moreena said...

Oh, Shelby. Tell her when she wakes up that Annika hates that stuff, too. And she is very impressed at how well Shelby took it. Annika wants to know what flavor she chose.

Hoping it all goes smoothly today. I'll give you a call, 'kay?

Coralee said...

Your post gave me more than a single tear. God love her!

Jenn said...

You know, the anesthesiologist gave her a choice of bubble gum or something else (I can't remember) and she just said "I don't care - whatever!" She doesn't remember what flavor it ended up being. We'd love to hear from you later. Maybe after 3ish (we need our beauty sleep after the sisters come for their visit)?