Friday, February 23, 2007

Just pray for Abby's health

Hey all,

Abby's still not doing good. Still has a fever. Still is coughing a lot and not feeling good. Tiffany took her back down to Denver yesterday and they did a blood culture and gave her fluids and a dose of IV antibiotics. They also put her on 1 more antibiotic to help her chest since it sounds like she is getting some fluid/gunk in there. So, now she is on 4 antibiotics. They also did a CBC and saw that her hemoglobin (the oxygen carrying part of your blood) is pretty low, 8.0.

So here is the new game plan:
See how she does over the weekend.
See if the fever goes away.
See if the cough goes away.
See if the nausea goes away.
Do lots of nose rinsing.

If she seems a lot better on Monday then we'll continue as we have been.
Get Chemo, Tap, IvIG, and go see the eye doc on Tuesday.

If isn't any better on Monday then we will do a surgery for her sinuses on Wed. To reshape them and help them drain better on their own.

So basically she get a lot better in the next 3 days or we go ahead and do surgery on Wednesday to clear this thing up. If the culture comes back positive then we'll have to go back down today too.

There you go. Now just add one more drug to that picture from the last post in your mind and you'll know what our microwave now looks like. :)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Abby's new meds

Honestly I don't know how she does it. She is on yet another new antibiotic to help her fight off her roaring sinus infection that we found out about on Monday. We took her down to get another sinus CT (CAT scan) because she has been so miserable lately. Coughing at night and carrying a bowl around sometimes during the day. Other times she seem full of energy and is just playing outside seeming rather normal. She's a little trooper.

Now, after looking at the top of our microwave and seeing this whole new batch of drugs I think I see why Abby's not feeling so good. I mean who would feel good with all of these medicines?! And man, what would she feel like without them? Tonight I gave her an anti-nausea, a cough med with codine, some antibiotics, zantac, Tyleno, and I still have to give her the two chemo drugs later tonight. Crazy.

She's had a pretty high fever off and on for the last week. 10 days ago it was 103, and then last weekend it climbed to 102 and then hung out for a few days at 101. Today it went away for the afternoon but was back at 101.5 this evening. Pray that it goes away tomorrow becuase if it doesn't then we'll probably have to take here in again or admit to the hospital.

The treatment plan is this:
3 weeks of the antibiotic and then we'll do another CT. If it is still there then we'll talk to the Ear, Nose, Thoat Doc to see what to do next, maybe another 3 weeks of antibiotics, maybe surgery. So, please pray that this sinus infection will go away soon!
Tuesday she will also be going in to CHOA for a spinal tap, chemo, IvIG, and an eye appointment with Dr. King. This Friday, we have an appointment with the GI Doc. to see what's up with her tummy and what the appendix thing is all about.

So, that's our boring life. Sorry there's not too much to talk about :) Pretty typical her at the Schreibers' house! No really, I'm doing ok with it even though I'm a bit tired and also sad about all that she's had to go through. Tiffany has her good days and bad days too. Anna and Lily are pretty oblivious so they've been fine. Please pray for our family, for Abby, and for all the germs to take refuge into somebody elses house for a little bit.

Thanks for checking in!

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