Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Quick Abbey Update

Soon after I posted earlier today, I again took Abbey's temperature and it had gone up to 101.2. I called her nurse and she told me that we needed to bring her right in. When we got there they drew her labs to see where her numbers were. All of her numbers looked great so that was a relief because if she was neutrapenic (low numbers) we would have been spending at least one night there. Her heart rate was high and her fever was definitely there so they first gave her some fluids, then gave her an antibiotic through her port. They took a blood culture which they will now watch for a few days to see if anything grows. Although they are thinking this is a viral thing, they always have to treat it as if it's a bacterial infection in her blood because that can be very serious. We will not know if it's a bacterial infection until her cultures come back at around 48 hours, so please pray that nothing grows in the culture. Tomorrow we will again be watching her temperature closely. If she continues to run a fever we will have to take her back tomorrow afternoon for her to get another antibiotic to cover her in case something does grow in her culture. If her fever is gone and she seems to be better they will not need to do the extra antibiotic. Thanks so much for your comments on my last post. They were so uplifting to me as I was able to read them tonight after a long day. I'll let you know tomorrow how she's doing... Thanks!

6 comments:

Emily said...

I'm praying so hard for sweet Abbey. It's great to hear that her numbers are high, and I hope she's better soon. Abbey is such a fighter and I'm constantly in awe of what she faces head on at such a young age. She is such a wonderful gift from God!

Bethany said...

We'll be praying extra for Abbey over the next few days...hang in there Shelley!

Kristine said...

I'm so glad to hear her numbers were high. Small blessings make a big difference don't they. I'm praying for Abbey to get over this and get back to feeling much better!

Jenn said...

Saying prayers for Abbey!

Anonymous said...

still praying for you guys!

Cindy Bailey said...

Shelley, I'm praying extra hard for Abbey and also for you, Jim and the family. I know that when a loved one is sick the whole family shares in the sickness.Hopefully the antibiotic worked overnight and her temp will stay down.I wish their was something more I could do to help.