We are so very grateful for the Abbotsford hospital and all of it's staff. It's a new facility here in the Valley and it's exceptional. Over the past 15 - 20 years I have had my fair share of hospital visits and next to Children's Hospital (which will forever take the cake) Abby is the best.
This was just before her fever spiked to 40.1 degrees or 104. That's a yawn, poor baby.Where do we go from here? Well, Audrey is home now and on another 9 days of aweful tasting medicine 4 times a day. Then she switches to another medication that is at bedtime every night for the next 6 months to prevent a re-occurance of infection. In there she will also have to go for a VCUG which is a test to make sure that urine isn't flowing backwards from her bladder to her kidneys. Apparently it happens in kids who haven't fully grow yet and could have been the cause of this nasty infection. Which, is a totally different type to what we normally would get. Then in 6 months we go for another test, complete with radioactive injections to see if there is permanent damage to the kidney that is enlarged and was retaining fluid. Until then we just need to keep a really close eye on her and at the sign of any fever we will have to get urine tested and get her back to the pediatrician.
This is a sequence of Audrey's medicine faces...
It sounds like a lot but in the whole scheme of things it's sooooo much better than the alternatives! Thing could have gone horribly wrong this past week and we could be facing much more serious problems.
However, yesterday wasn't all roses. After getting home and trying to get settled I began doing the chores that had been neglected for a week while I was gone. Job #1 was changing the sheets on the kid's beds. They normally get changed once a week and this time being that Audrey had been so ill before we left I wanted them both to have fresh beds to crawl into. I got AJ's room done and was working on Bethy's. She (B) decided to jump on her bed. After 2 warnings, I removed her from the bed
Beth's lip is all swollen today and her gums a lovely shade of purple. Poor kid. And as much as I know she learned her lesson, I'm feeling pretty bad for her. It's been a tough week for her too. And for the record Bethany has been a wonderful little girl for her Grammy and her Daddy while I was with Audrey. I'm so proud of how well she's growing up.
I'm so very glad the weekend is here (although Cor works all weekend) and I'm hoping and praying for uneventful bliss. I am also filled with awe for how great our God is! My Thanksgiving type gratitude for the general health and wellness (minus the klutzy conundrums that come from having Gartner blood) is over flowing.
Happy Weekend everyone! Thank you again!