Poor Kendall has been sick since Tuesday. She spiked a pretty high fever, her sugars were wacky, and she was extremely cranky. As always, high fevers combined with high blood sugars result in pretty nasty seizure activity. That makes me sad. And exhausted.
Turns out a UTI is the culpret. She gets them all the time, but her reflux contrast study and bladder ultrasounds don't show anything out of the ordinary. I guess little girls tend to get them more, especially when they are 3 and not potty trained, and sit with a pommel everywhere they go.
They were also concerned her throat was red. (I mean, what's a visit to the Dr. without a strep swab?!) I could be wrong, but I think her throat was red because she was screaming so much. Either way, she's on an antibiotic, and we are enduring the waiting game to find out if her urine grows cultures that require us to change up the medication, or if her strep test comes back positive.
She's mostly just groaning and looks miserable. But I'm sure she'll get better. Eventually.
Please keep her in your thoughts. Poor thing can't catch a break!
We are very open about our journey with Kendall. We're happy to answer any questions, and welcome all your comments! The one thing we don't want is to be isolated from our friends and family. I've been that person who thinks it is easier to just ignore a child with special needs and their family. I've feared hearing their story. I've been guilty of looking through a child with special needs. I've also thought and said "how on earth do you deal everyday?" Although it certainly isn't easy, we are a normal family...celebrating all the milestones our daughter hits (and maybe cheering a little louder in the process!) Let me tell you...it's been a long road with many bumps but the love and support we receive daily is what keeps us truckin'! Click here for the full story on our precious baby girl Kendall Ann, or scroll down for the quick recap! Thanks for visiting!
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clearly before keto diet and diabetes
Kendall Ann has blessed our lives in so many ways. She is truly a gift from God and has proven herself to be a fighter from the beginning. She was born with many neurological and optical abnormalities, which we now know is due to a stroke in utero...probably due to her Factor V Leiden mutation and two copies of the MTHFR gene (1-14-09).Oh, and NOW she has Type 1 Diabetes (8-19-09) And NOW (12-16-10) she has problems with her Mitochondria ... and NOW (2-11-13) a neurogenic bladder resulting in a vesicostomy. Of course there is apossibility of a Mitochondrial Disorder, and a possibility CDLK5 caused all the problems and Mito secondary...but we will never know, because we've decided no more testing! When she was born she came right home...no NICU stay...and we had no idea anything was wrong! She has undergone numerous hospital stays and a number of surgeries, but through it all, she has maintained a smile that wins the hearts of everyone who meets her. Please join us in our journey of life with a special little girl full of spunk and personality who happens to have multiple disabilities.
I like to say I'm a party- girl-turned-career-girl-turned-stay-at-home-mom to a son who's gifted and talented, and a daughter with special needs. My hubby levels me out, and I'm a lucky girl to have found him.(I kissed a lot of frogs!)
I love my life and all it's chaos. My family and close knit group of friends help me get through every day! I'm getting better accepting that God's plan isn't always my plan...and alcohol sometimes helps :)