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.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, she is so ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! Glad to hear she is doing better. Cynthia Goodwill

Anonymous said...

great to hear things are well, happy holidays!!!!!

cynthia said...

o o she is so cute!

Anonymous said...

We are so glad to hear that our angel is doing so well.. Sitting here and printing pic of our angel for your aunt Betty so she can see what and angel she is.. One day she will get to see her in person.. All our Love to the three of you and of course our prayer too ..


genell said...

I am glad they finally did a picc line on her. It is a lot easier then the pokes in the vains. Mia abd Kyla were sad they did not get to met their new cousin but hope to see her next time.
aunt Genell

Anonymous said...

She is so cute and her smiles just melt your heart. Love you all.
Nana and Poppop

Anonymous said...

She is just the most precious little one. I feel so blessed to be able to have a window into her life. Again, Thank you so much for sharing with us!!! Merry Christmas!

Brian + Kimmie said...

We were given your blog address in July when we discovered our baby had SB. I've been following it ever since, and I'm happy to see your daughter doing better. Our son was born on December 15th, and we have a blog about his struggles as well. It would be great if you could check it out, and possibly send us a little advice since you've been down this road already. Thank You so much for helping us with this blog, and have a very Merry Christmas.

Kat said...

what?? you were in T-town? sorry we missed you! I'm sure you had a busy schedule. maybe next time, give us a call.