Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday update

Thank you all so much for your prayers! I appreciate them all - those who have posted and those that are reading and praying without posting.

We met Eliana's ped this morning. I apologized for calling her and she was so kind about saying that it was no problem. I had told her last night that I'd never had a sick infant before and didn't really know what to do. She was amazed that with my "herd" (her word, not mine ) that I hadn't had to deal with this before.

Eliana was still running a fever - about 102. Still having diarrhea and a very sore bottom. Her bottom started to bleed while we were there. She did more blood tests (took the nurses 3 pokes to get it) and found that her numbers showed she is getting better. Dr L said it would still take time for it to get completely out of her system. I'm to try to manage her pain and just wait it out. She also told me to call if her fever spiked again or something else was wrong. I am so very thankful for her!

We would love continued prayers for

  • Eliana's health - that she would recover soon and feel better.

  • That her sore bottom would heal

  • Continued health for the rest of the family

  • Wisdom in caring for her - and patience in trying to juggle other demands

Overall, she does seem better. While she has a fever, it is nothing like the scary temps last night. She still is not smiling though which tells me that she still feels badly. Her eyes are red-rimmed and her little face is so pitiful. She is still having diarrhea often which means that her bottom hurts a LOT! She cries and cries with each diaper change. I've been using diaper creams and also tried washing in the sink on the last change (water instead of wipes) and she was much more comfortable with that! Thank you to a FIAR mom for suggesting it!

I'm amazed and thankful that this has not spread through our family. I'm not even sure where she could have been exposed and not the rest of us. It's going to make me feel a little more paranoid or vigilant about keeping her hands clean and away from things. This is the one thing I dislike about winter.

I'm very tired and looking forward to some sleep! Thank you dear sisters for your prayers.

With love,