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Monday, February 23, 2009

Good News and Bad News

Good news - Arabella was presented today. Everyone agrees she needs surgery and soon.

Bad news - Arabella has a fever. 102.3. She didn't sleep all night. She hasn't slept all day. She is pretty miserable. Here CBC came back with elevated white blood cells. Her urinalysis came back negative for a UTI. It'll be a few days till they can tell me exactly what she has. This of course stops the surgery. The team agreed she can't go home till after her surgery. So I asked about duration. (Actually, I told them I was going to sell my house and move in with my 5 other children!) She gets a virus, she gets healthy, she gets something else. So is this an "oh my gosh, she's healthy, let's take her now!" situation or a 4-6 week delay situation? The cardiologist said it's the former (wonderful!), but he told me to remember that there were 15 kids presented today. She continues to be NPO. They are also starting a new diuretic that should help with her electrolytes. They ordered a chest x-ray.

So - please pray that our baby gets healthy. Even without the surgery looming, she is pretty miserable. Asia, I think she has what Aurora had. Her fever ranges from 101 to 103 and she is miserable. Now I'm not a doctor, just a Mama with experience.

We have been moved. Masks, gloves, and plastic coverings evidentally weren't sufficient. So they decided to move us. We are in a corner room with an ante-chamber. They keep calling it isolation - and I feel isolated.


Blarney Girl said...

Poor little thing. Little Bella is in my prayers.

Caleb T Ricks said...

Well I agree that it is good and bad news. Hopefully she will get better and quick and that they will be able to do the surgery - pronto.