Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Hospital

Elyza started out the day pretty good. She ate two ounces in the morning. Her next feeding wasn’t so good, she only ate one ounce.
Later on, we got transferred to south Davis hospital. She completely stopped trying to eat again.
The hospital staff suspects that the stress of being moved from one hospital to another could have caused her to stop eating.
I was suppose to get a room to stay while my daughter gets treatment, but by the time we got to the hospital the social workers had left for the day. So that left the room up in the air.
Elyza began throwing up right before she went to bed. Patrice finally broke down. Glen, my father in-law suggested that we go stay at his place fore the night. The hospital strongly recommended that she get some rest as well. So, we went and stayed at Patrice’s parent’s place.
Later that night, my sugars shot up to four-hundred and five. I just wanted to sleep, but my father in-law wouldn’t hear of it. He insisted that I go to the hospital. At the hospital they gave me some I-V fluids, and twenty units of humologue. It took about four hours for my sugars to return to normal.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hospital transferring

Elyza is eating a little. The doctor wants her to eat at least three ounces every three hours. We would love to see Elyza get off the feeding tube.
Primary children’s is going to transfer Elyza to a specialty treatment center tomorrow, where she will finish up her treatment. They will also help her get off her feeding tube. We hope she starts eating on her own soon.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Feeding tube

Hello, I wish I had good news to post. Well, actually, we have a little bit of good news. The good news is that her shunt hasn't gotten infected. The doctors suspect that there is a surface skin infection. They are going to send her home with IV antibiotics. She will be on them, for about fourteen days.

Elyza hasn't been eatting very well. The doctors decided to put her on a feeding tube. They say that there is a good chance that she might get off the tube in a day or two.
Well, that's it for now.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Back in the hospital

Hello everyone, Elyza had to return to the hospital yesterday. Her shunt got red and inflamed. The doctors ran some blood tests on her, but most of the tests have returned negative. The blood show that her crp levels and her white blood count is very high. They have determined that her sspinal fluid is clear of infection. The redness around the shunt tract suggests that their might be a surface skin infection. but the tests are still inconclusive. The doctors are worried that if it is a skin infection, that it might be too close to the shunt. Having the infection so close to the shunt could cause her shunt to become contamainated. They might try and replace her shunt to see if that helps.