After one night in the hospital… we are home!
We are SO SO SO thankful it was only one night, and that Annabelle seems to be doing better! They gave her a spot dose of Lasix to help “dry” her out a little, and she is down on her oxygen to 1/2 liter again and doing well with that.
Still unsure the reason for her issue. Her labs were actually better than normal. Her anti-rejection medication level was higher than needed though, and sometimes that can affect kidney function, so it is possible that was the cause.
We also stopped her sodium supplement, as that will make you retain water and her sodium levels had leveled out nicely (FINALLY!)
Mommy is TIRED. So is Annabelle. She did not good good naps the last two days, and Mommy did not get good sleep. Night before last, I stayed up almost all night watching her O2 monitor because I was worried. Then last night, we were up until midnight as they were trying to get an IV in, and it took three nurses and 6 sticks to finally get one (and that was barely in there enough to get our IV lasix!)
Then the doctor woke me up at 6 this morning (just to tell me hello… actually it was a med student… Mommy bit back the “where you can shove your hello” response… please forgive my unChristian thoughts but well, it WAS 6 a.m.!)
So anyway, we are STILL having our party on Sunday (and I told EVERYONE yesterday that Annabelle was only staying ONE NIGHT because she had a PARTY to attend!) The NP told her she wasn’t allowed to come back until after Wednesday. I agreed, although I also added that we would prefer not to come back then either though!!!
Got to spend some time with Anna Reese’s mom (a much needed woe-is-us icecream party last night, and lunch today…) Little Anna still needs a lot of prayer. Please pray for wisdom and discernment for both her parents and doctors, and that God would do a MIRACULOUS work in little Anna’s lungs (and heart too.)
As far as Annabelle, please be praying that if there is something that caused her issue that we haven’t found yet, that we can find it and FIX it. Continued prayers that we can wean her off oxygen are appreciated to. OH, and her diaper rash is FINALLY starting to get a little better!!! Yeah!!!
Okay, gotta run. Meds to give and a little baby to put to bed!