Thursday, January 3, 2013
Can't a Girl Catch a Break?!
I'm going to give the very short version of my very long day today. I'll also spare you some of the grossest details. Let's just say that this was not the most glamorous day ever.
In the middle of the night last night, Abby woke up writhing in pain and was inconsolable. It took forever to calm her down and we finally disconnected her feed for the rest of the night. She was up for several hours in severe pain, but she finally fell asleep and seemed calm. I'd already planned on checking with her pediatrician in the morning.
This morning when she woke up, there was blood in her diaper. Many phone calls, another bloody diaper, and a popped g-tube later, my pediatrician told us to get in touch with GI to be seen.
Many phone calls, two trips to the outpatient lab, and a really gross collection later, our GI told us to come in tomorrow--even though we already had a scheduled routine appointment on Tuesday. These issues, coupled with the delayed gastric emptying we've been dealing with for the last few weeks, are a real cause for concern. They're running cultures for a couple of different things, one of them being C-Diff. We do not want C-Diff!!!! It is really hard to get rid of, it's highly contagious, and it is just an ugly, ugly bacteria.
I would appreciate your prayers. Today, for the first time, I really just felt like Abby has had more than her share. I knelt down in front of her and hugged her, so sad that she has to deal with all of this.
Pray also that this won't ruin Caleb's birthday party. That boy has missed out on too much because of doctors' visits and hospital stays, and I really don't want to have to postpone it.
Her appointment is at 12 tomorrow. Please pray that they figure out the cause for all of this, they take an aggressive approach (our GI is rather lax at times), and that Abby's pain and discomfort will be minimal. I'd also love for her to stay out of the hospital!!
No one can say my life is dull.