Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Strep


Kendall has Strep. She has been a little stuffy for a few days. Yesterday it was working its way down to her chest. Today we went to the Dr. because she was wheezing. I asked for a Strep test because her breath smelled funny. Low and behold, I was right. She was positive for Strep. She hasn't run a fever at all, and she is in really good spirits. She's even sleeping well.


So we are starting antibiotics and breathing treatments minus the steroid. Praying this does the trick and we can steer clear of the Pulmicort. We are keeping a close watch on Ketones. If they rise over 8 we will be in the ER right away. We're not messing around this time. Since she doesn't have a buffer, she can go from fine to DKA in about an hour. We were told to head straight to the hospital so more detailed Ph labs can be drawn if things get high.


So, it will be an interesting evening around here tonight. Xeoponex makes Kendall crazy and hyper. But she needs it to breathe! The antibiotic has already upset her tummy. So I don't expect her to sleep much...And I have a huge headache again. Ugh.


Please pray for Kendall as well as Caleigh. (don't think Holly's posted yet....but lets just say Caleigh is a one upper for sure...poor baby and poor mommy and daddy. When it rains it pours.)

4 comments:

Candace said...

Poor Kendall! I pray that she stays ahead of this thing. Faith has never had strep before, I don't know what I would do....

Éimí said...

Prayers and good thoughts for all of you!!! Caleigh included!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and Kendall! Tell Kamden he is such a wonderful big brother...I just love the pics of him with his sister.
Donna (keto group)

Jessica said...

Well....SHIT.