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!