Saturday, April 03, 2010

quick update

this will be really quick because writing on my palm pilot is a pain.
i brought avery up to the hospital at uva last night because she still wasnt any better and there were too many similarities to when her shunt was having issues last year.
long story short they thought she had pneumonia and gave her iv antibiotics but now say she doesnt have it afterall. but she has developed quite a cough since being here and theyre treating her for dehydration. neurosurgery say that the shunt appears to be fine in the shunt series xrays which is good. mri shows that her ventricles are a little smaller than they were expecting to see so once the infection is sorted out they want to make sure theres no overdraining or anything else going on.
now im going because that hurt my hand.

8 comments:

b marie said...

Love you guys Jo, hope everything is back to normal soon!!

Michelle said...

We'll be sending you best wishes! Let us know if you need anything done closer to home and we'll be happy to help!

Sarah said...

So relieved to hear Avery's shunt series xray looked stable.

Thinking of you
xxx

Annie D said...

Thinking of you! xoxoxoxoxo

Paul B said...

Well, at least this is to do with an infection, and you don't seem to have the additional complication of damage from Avery's incident. It all sounds so traumatic there, what with you being pregnant as well. Head up, my girl.

Pam B said...

Life sounds pretty hectic and worrying for you. I hope all goes well and Avery soon settles back down.All my love and thoughts are with you all.

Valerie B said...

I feel that this pneumonia scare was a blessing in disguise, it got Avery into hospital where everything she needs is under one roof so the MRI and all the other tests can be done and we can be assured of her health. Every parent knows that those hours spent at a child's bedside are utterly exhausting, thinking of you and praying for you with all my heart.

Allison S said...

Lots of love and prayers x