How was your Holidays? I hope better then ours. My sweet girl has been sick and has now been in the hospital three days. Last Thursday we took her into the ER and they sent her home with so called constipation, but she did also have an elevated WB count.
Friday she was in so much pain it actually looked like child birth. She was throwing up with a high fever. We thought maybe it was a virus. On Christmas she couldn't even sit up, and you could tell she was dehydrated. We tried to get her to drink more and basically gave up on food. By Sunday I was terrified, because she looked so bad. After talking with her pediatrician he said keep pushing fluids, continue with the stole softeners that we were doing every day. Remember we thought it was constipation. On Monday I took her in and her WB count was extremely high and he sent us to the ER immediately. They did a ct scan and ultrasound and found a mass the size of a cantaloupe deep in her pelvis. It's pushing all her organs to one side and sucking the life out of her. It was also causing damage to her ovary and tube on the right side.
All day yesterday we have seen 4 specialists. They keep saying that they have never seen this in a child her age to this degree. They have decided to drain the infection around the abscess, in hopes that surgery will not need to be done or at least wont be so complicated.
All we can do now is sit, wait and pray. Sit, wait and pray.
It has been a mad house here. I was sick for 5 weeks with bronchitis and pneumonia. And then right at the end I caught some kind of parasite.
Anyway here is a picture of Kaden on his dream toy. He swears up and down that Santa is going to hoist this truck off his sleigh and drag it thru our nonexistent chimney. And everyone that says hi to him or even turns his way gets an ear full of his Hopes and Dreams. So, since he is so adamant about this toy I have to say he is right. We bought it and have been hiding it so carefully, because not much gets past this little guy. He is like the eyes and ears of this family and he is only 3. So, he will see this big, ridiculously priced hunk of plastic early Christmas morning. It will make all the less expensive, but thoughtful presents look like dollar store rejects. But, I know the look on his face will smooth out the wrinkles of our credit card bill each and every month. Right?
Well, I am off to grade some workbook pages. The kids had it very easy the past few weeks. I did tell them that they will have to work right up until Christmas. They will get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off of school. And they were okay with that. I will probably let them choose two subjects each day to complete during the week of Christmas. Oh, and they will have to do silent reading too.
Have a good night!
Posted by Sheila at December 15, 2010