Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stupid WBC!

Monday Shelby came home early from school with tummy pain. Different tummy pain than her "usual" in that when it was going on 8 hours of her complaining I took her to the ER to get checked out. No fever, just pain. Labs were drawn showing her already low white blood cell count to be even lower at 1.4 - YUCK! She was not admitted, but is at home on "house arrest" until she has labs that show that number to be getting better. Those are scheduled for Friday morning along with pulmonary function tests for some chest/lung pain and palpitations that she has been complaining of the last few weeks. Oh sweet, so complicated...prayers please.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April is...

National Donate Life Month. Unless this is the first time you've visited my blog, you well-know how important organ donation is to our family. IT WILL SAVE SHELBY'S LIFE ONE DAY. Please, be an organ donor.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Break week recap

We did a bit of this and a bit of that. We took advantage of several free activities in Chicago and really made it a budget (but FUN) trip. The captions on the pics pretty much sum it up.
Spring Break 2010 Chicago trip

Today I heard from Dr. Saps, the Chicago GI, regarding Shelby's gastric emptying study. There is some delay in her stomach emptying, but since she's been pretty symptom-free (Yippee!) the past few weeks we are just going to sit tight right now. That means not starting the Elavil or anything else. Not even anything for the delayed emptying. Scott and I have talked a bit and think we will call Dr. Saps and talk to him some more about this delay, though. Some things she feels, we think could be helped by medication for that. So, we just pray right now that her health stays STABLE. We go back in to Chicago on the 19th (I think?) to see a dermatologist. Yes, 1 more specialist!

My (baby) Avery turned 3 today! I just can't believe she's 3 already! I'll post Sunday all the birthday party pics. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a blessed Easter! We did! This week Shelby has her gastric emptying study in Chicago. We're going to try to make some fun out of our trip. She finally got the approval to start the med for her tummy pain, but there's still a discrepancy on what dosage she is supposed to get. Two doctors, two different opinions - fun ~ NOT! I took her to Immediate Care today because she has a sore in her nose that has been there for about a week-and-a-half and is not healing despite putting Neosporin on it several times daily. It was cultured and she is to use Bactroban on it 3 times daily for a week and follow up with her Pediatrician next week. Let's pray nothing grows from the culture.

Easter 2010