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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Back at Cardinal Glennon

It's been a while since I posted! . Between moving, work, and Daniel finishing up his program we've been super busy. Lila has been fighting a double ear infection for a couple of weeks now and on Monday night when I cathed her I noticed that her urine was really cloudy. So Tuesday I took a urine sample up to our local hospital and waited for the results to come back. Wednesday Lila had a low grade fever during the day and by the time I came home from work she was cranky and her fever was 101. Later that night around 6:30 her fever spiked to 103.5 so I called my mom and she helped me put Lila in a bath to cool her down and we gave her more Advil. Her fever went down and my mom went home. Around 12:30 her fever went back up so Daniel and I took her to our local hospital around one. They checked her results from the urine sample and determined she did have a UTI and the bacteria that had grown needed to be treated with IV antibiotics. So we quickly packed our bags and around 3:30 A.M. we were off to Cardinal Glennon. After trying to get an IV in several times (Lila is SUPER difficult to get IV's in) they finally got her hooked up with some meds around 8:00 A.M. By this time we are all exhausted and finally get to go to bed. We've been waiting around for our culture to come back to tell us what meds will get rid of the UTI. As you know Lila is EXTREMELY resistant to antibiotics for whatever reason so we figured we would probably end up here for several days and we were right. The culture was sensitive to 6 antibiotics. Four of which are IV meds. The other two are oral meds but not safe to give babies. So Lila and I will stay here four to five more days on IV antibiotics. Daniel went home to finish up some business with the house (and because as much as I love him, he drives me crazy when we are in the hospital! lol he definitely has ADHD) and because he will have to go back to work.
Lila is acting much better and her fever is down. Hopefully she will be all better and we will be home soon. This is our first hospital visit of the year! I'm pretty excited we made it this far without one!! LOL Thanks for following! I'll update more later.
Alyssa and Lila

1 comment:

  1. HI
    My name is Jenna and i came across your site. Lila Grace is an amazing, courageous, strong and determined fighter. She is a brave warrior, smilen champ and an inspirational hero. I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and I love it when people sign my guestbook.