Monday, December 15, 2008
Home again...and doing great
Sorry we haven't posted sooner, but things have been a whirlwind lately. We've had Alex home for a few days now, and she seems to be her happy little self. I guess a UTI in an infant can be pretty serious, so they wanted to keep her for observation for a while. And with the Spina Bifida, there's even more risk of complications, so she's been tested for all kinds of stuff.
But she's getting pretty good at tests, and she was able to come home on IV antibiotics that they taught us how to administer via what's called a PICC line. It's not too bad really. But she's back on the Oxygen again. We're not sure why she is needing it again, but it seems to have something to do with the infection - so hopefully as it clears, she'll get better. It's really not that big a deal - it's just inconvenient, and she's always pulling it out.
But we're thankful that she's okay. During all the tests, it seemed like there were so many things that could have turned out badly, but everything came back positive - so thanks to everyone who prayed for her.
We'd especially like to thank our sweet little cousins Kyla & Mia for sending "get better" cards that they made for Alex. That's the nicest thing anyone has done for her. Sorry we didn't get to see you when we were in Tulsa for Thanksgiving - but we hope to see you soon.