Friday, December 19, 2008

It must be Friday ....




...... because I have found my way home for a day or maybe two.Mark is holding down the fort at Children's for the time being and I will try and wrap Christmas up ... literally.Shop and wrap.That's the plan.However,I also have come home,sick.Or at least starting to get sick.That nagging tickle and scratchy throat began earlier today and by tonight it has definitely escalated to a REALLY sore throat.I came home and swallowed a hand full of vitamin C and various other homeopathic remedies,all done in hope of averting a major something or another.For good measure I threw in some ammoxicillin I had lying around.Lord knows why because if it is viral than an antibiotic won't do a bit of good.But hey,desperate times call for desperate measures .... I CANNOT GET SICK!!! First because I have so much to do to pull off this holiday and more importantly I need to take care of Zoey.Facts of the matter are, that I was most likely contagious before my symptoms even occurred and that scares me.Although ,I must say,Zoey has actually had a cold of some kind since we became inpatient.Her cough is nasty but lungs are clear.We need it to stay that way. It just proves to me that no matter how careful and fanatical,as I am,still sometimes you cannot avoid germs finding their way to you and in you.Yuck,not to mention,just really bad timing all around.I hope to wake tomorrow,maybe no better but hopefully no worse.Zoey had a fairly good day.Numbers were,let me say,interesting.Hemoglobin was 7.4 so a transfusion was in order.Transfusions usually take 4 hours.We began at 2 and by 6,Zoey was my pink feisty little love once again.Platelets took a HUGE hit.They dropped from 55 thousand to 16 thousand ...yikes.No transfusion yet but my pale little girl looked like a bruised and spotted little girl by days end.Poor baby.If we get to 5 or have nose or gum bleeds then we go straight to transfusion.I know ...sounds lovely doesn't it?Now the interesting part.Her ANC went from 350 to 540.Uh,wrong direction Miss Zoey!!! So hopefully the next draw will be in decline.No big deal though,just the nature of this beast.Nothing else to report of interest.I promised a friend that I would go to bed early but ...sorry Pam.When you don't get home until 9 and I wasn't finished reading to the boys until 10 and I needed to spend some time with the girls,well,Midnight sneaks right up on you.Prayers that Zoey doesn't get whatever I have and that I can keep this from morphing into a nasty deal.Do I need to cry uncle now cuz seriously ..... enough.

7 comments:

Cammie Heflin said...

I pray that you can hold off an infection and perk up to be able to do what you need to do! Hugs to sweet Zoey!

Jennifer said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile now. I've also been Praying like crazy for your little Angel and your family. She is absolutly adorable!! {{{{HUGS}}}}

Jennifer and Brook (Oregon)

Carey said...

Love the decorations! That's soooo cute, and festive! Sorry you're feeling lousy, this too shall past. You'll really learn to hate the masks now! I can't even count how many days and nights I walked around w/ a silly mask on my face for fear of passing a bug on to any of the kids!

Sounds like she'll zero out right around Christmas, yay huh?! They'll take care of you all though. Will the whole family wake up and open presents at the hospital? You could probably get a Ronald McDonald Room for Christmas Eve so everyone could sleep close by ...

Get better!

Kate said...

Praying that God heals you from whatever bug is affecting you so that you can be at 100% for Zoey!

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Judy said...

I'm sending extra prayers your way :)
Take mass quantities of Vit C. You can take up to 3000 mg safely. I do this when I'm trying to avoid illness.
Try to get some rest (yeah I know...) but sleeping is better than any other med! Lots of prayers coming your way!!!!!

Kele said...

As you know, I have been sick the last week... it is like, 'What the?!?!... who thinks we have time to be sick with everything else on our plate?!?!
As for Princess Zoey, I think she is just trying to keep us on our toes!
Love the Christmas tree! Sorry my
Santa scares you, and yes, HE IS ACCURATE, only 4 days left, ARG! I haven't wrapped ONE SINGLE gift!!! In fact, the little something coming your way may be there a day or so late, so forgive me!
Love you guys a bunch! and love Zoey to pieces!

Anonymous said...

Heather, hope you are feeling better today, Sunday. I found a little bracelet with bells for Zoey, will send or drop by when possible. Thinking of you all, holding good thoughts and sending prayers. Much love, Christi Harman