Monday, July 19, 2010

On the mend!


After 3 days of IV meds, on top of being put on oral and topical antibiotics, our little Stinkerbell is finally on the mend! Yesterday daddy had to take her in for her last round of IV meds and I guess she had a rough time :( They had to flush her IV 3 times before they could finally start her drip and when they did start it, it burned more than usual. Then she needed a potty break so they had to stop the drip and when they started it again it hurt even worse, poor thing! Besides the ER visits though, this whole situation has not slowed her down one bit. She was still the happy bouncy little thing that she always is and I can't even tell you how many times I've had to tell her to "slow down" and "quit bouncing" lol!

This picture was taken yesterday after her last *fingers crossed* ER visit. Complete with messy chocolate face from the ice cream that daddy bought her for being such a trooper. You can finally see that her swelling has gone down but the skin tissue is still pretty red.
I took this picture this morning (complete with bedhead :) and both the redness AND swelling has gone down!! Now she just has to take her oral antibiotics four times a day for the next week and I also need to keep her topical antibiotic on the skin tissue around the eye. That one is a little more difficult because she does NOT like that one. I catch her in the bathroom 5 minutes after I put it on trying to wipe it all off lol!
Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers! It has been a rough few days but it looks like we are through the worst of it. Hopefully now I can get caught up on all the work that needs to be done so I don't fall any more behind!

Hope you all have a great week!

7 comments:

Lisa H. said...

omg! how scary! glad she is one the mend and that you caught it early. Hugs to you and your little stinkerbell!

Viv said...

I'm so sorry to read of your little girl's plight Jessica!! How scary for you and hubby! I'm so pleased she's on the mend now. She's a little star! Hugs Viv xxx

Jessie/knightrone said...

Big hugs to all of you!! Hope she gets better soon!!

Linda L said...

What a sweetie she looks in those photos Jessica and I'm so glad that she is on the mend. Hope life can settle down for you all again now.

Crafty Math Chick said...

SO glad to hear she is doing better Jessica!! YAAY! I hope she is good about her antibiotic regimen and is 100% again soon, so she can keep on bouncing...

~Meredith

bernietom47 said...

So happy to hear she is on the mend. Hip, Hip Hooray! Praying she will be 100% in short order.
Hugs & Blessings
Bernie

g said...

oh my gosh!! i'd be such a wreck! i'm so thankful to hear she's doing better & the antibiotics are working well- hope she'll be 100% very very soon. thinking of you all!