Friday, May 21, 2010

Riiley Strikes Again....

Well those pesky "fevers"/autonomic issues have been occurring through out the week still. I say "fevers" because they aren't really going up and they go down on there own and they only go to around 101. In Riley it usually means something though, this is just her cycle. She is very happy and acts as if nothing is wrong but her autonomic issues will tell you otherwise. After what happened a few weeks ago we can't risk it and it's Fri. evening of course so getting IV abx for home is a joke. So, Riley will be going back into the hospital tonight. At least we are going to be able to put her into Holmes and I can still work tomorrow.....

To further complicate the issue Riley's Broviac has been misbehaving and not giving us blood for some reason. It's working awesome, just not giving blood. We tried to get labs yesterday and nothing and her Dr. who draws our labs every week for us tried again this morning and nothing. It's a big issue because we need a culture off of it. If she is growing a bug or the staph is coming back we would need a culture from the line to find it before it gets into her entire body and makes her extremely sick like last time. We are going to put some medicine into it to try to dissolve any clots that might be causing this to happen.

I am praying that we are being proactive here and get this taken care of before we have major issues again. I so want Smiley Riley to stay! Well it's just another day around here as I say! Cooking dinner one minute then Dr. Ulrich is calling the next and it's time to pack up and go. Actually, I should be doing that! LOL :) I'll update you when I know more or anything for that matter. Thanks to everyone who leaves your comments and thinks of us. It's always encouraging to know how much everyone cares!

1 comment:

SHANA said...

Hi Lauren, I hope they find out the cause of Riley's fevers and get her the meds she needs right away. Hopefully they will have the answers soon and you can go home on IV antibiotics.