Thursday, February 03, 2005

Laughing, Playing and a Staph Infection


Well the title says it all. Tiffany just got down to Denver since the results of the blood culture showed a staph infection for Abby. 3rd time down there in 3 days, a bit tiring but we are doing good. Probably because in the last 2 days we have started to get back our little girl from the grips of Prednisone!
Last night she was just giggling, laughing at Anna and even tickeling me with her blanket. At one point Anna dumped all the toys out of a Play-Doh bucket and put it on her head. Abby just busted up laughing and so did Anna, as she played peek-a-boo with Abby. By the time that they were both laughing I was laughing too and Tiffany was starting to cry as well as I. So good to see her laugh and having fun.
Today, Tiffany went to the park with a freind and Abby played on a swing, walked a little bit, face planted in the sand a couple times too, but Tiffany helped her understand why it is hard for her to walk and the it will get better the more that she walks.

As for the infection, she will start yet another course of antibiotics, every 8 hours and we can probably do this at home through her Broviac. This infection, even though it is a staph infection is one of the easier ones to take care of. They'll put her on the big guns for now, and once the see how this type of staph response to other types of antibiotics, they may be able to put her on one that is a bit milder and only has to be administerd once a day. I hope that one works out for her sake and ours, every 8 hours is a bit hard to keep up with.

We are sooooooo glad to have our smilely child back that a life-threatening staph infection really doesn't bother us too much... I mean what part of this treatment isn't life threatening anyway really?

I'll try to post some more smiley photos here soon!

3 comments:

Heidi said...

Hey Guys-

I'm so glad to hear about your joy! 1 Corinthians 12:26 says "When one part is suffering, every part suffers with it; when one part is honored, every part is honored with it" or in the message, "If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance." I am excited to be entering in the exuberance with you and will be involved in your hurt when it comes!!

Everything,
Heidi

Anonymous said...

Mark,

Thanks for the pictures! I love seeing her smile. What a precious angel! Please tell her that Aunt MeMe loves her very much! Love you guys too!

Megan

Robin Dugall said...

Well...we loved the pics...made us miss all of you even more...but that's OK. It was great to see the smiles. Of course, "the comedian" is a crack up. I think we should all start wearing playdough buckets on our heads!

Love,
The Mom and Dad