Was hoping to come home today, but it was not to be.
Annabelle is looking MUCH MUCH better. But she is still having some watery stool, so is still on IV cellcept (one of her anti-rejection meds) to make sure she gets it.
Drs put my fears to ease re: her missing her rejection meds over the weekend… they said that since she was so dehydrated, it probably made the levels in her blood TOO high, vs. too low.
We started feeding her “normal” feeds today slowly though, so as long as she’s tolerating them well and can switch from IV to Gtube on her cellcept, she should go home tomorrow.
I’m at home with my kids at the moment. Scott had to work tonight. I’ll go back after he gets home late tonight. Everyone is feeling MUCH better today. Just tired and gaining energy back. Slowly testing our stomachs by eating a little. I suspect we should all be back to normal by tomorrow.
We also found out yesterday that Annabelle tested positive for CDIFF. Long explaination, but it is a bacteria that lives in pretty much ALL of our digestive system, however when it becomes colonized or affects the colin/intestines, you have big issues. Usually this happens when you are on antibiotics and/or are in the hospital.
At first, we feared the CDIFF is what was causing Annabelle’s issues. However, we now believe it is just the same stomach virus we all have. But because she did test positive, we are starting her on a different antibiotic just in case. This is just as a precaution though, as it didn’t “smell” like CDIFF. (CDIFF evidently has a horrendous smell, much worse than, uh, normal stool.)
THANK YOU again for praying for us, and I apologize for all the yucky updates lately.
I promise, I’ll have a really GOOD update tomorrow (as long as Annabelle cooperates!!!!) WITH a few pretty cute pictures:-)