Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Turning the Corner

I think that we finally may have turned the corner with Charlotte.

The labs are showing that her kidney function is getting better, her urine output has increased, and although she still has fever, it's not as high as it had been.

Charlotte is still really weak and can't walk around yet, but we took a wagon ride down to the gift shop this morning where Charlotte picked out a pretty princess balloon.




She was then taken down to radiology for an x-ray to see why her belly has been so distended.  It showed that she had an ileus (bowel obstruction) which has already started resolving itself.  (Ha! And we just thought we had another 4 months before we had to change poopy diapers again!)  

After getting back from radiology and trying to hook her IV back up, we found that the IV line had blown.  It took three tries to get a new one put in.  Not a fun early afternoon!

This evening Charlotte got out again to go visit the therapy dogs and to do an art project.  She should sleep good tonight!  Now if only Mommy's sinuses would quit acting up so she could get some good sleep too....



Charlotte's urine culture results still aren't back, so we don't know what type of bacteria is growing.  Once we do, we'll be able to figure out a course of action for getting out of here.  First we need to see a bit more improvement in her kidney function and see her fevers taper off.  Right now, the doctors are hoping that we can go home Thursday or Friday.

I cannot thank you all enough for all of your kind words, thoughts, and prayers.  They mean the world to us!  


6 comments:

Traci@TheHallway said...

YAY for a little bit of positive news! Still praying and thinking about you guys though!

Mrs.B said...

I'm so glad for you guys! I hope you get to go home Thursday.

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

What a trooper! I hope the good news keeps coming!

Jen said...

I'm so glad that things are getting better!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Hang in there Miss C! Hope yall get to head home tomorrow. How are YOU holding up??

Hana R said...

Finally some good news! I hope her recovery is speedy! Sending y'all my thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes!