Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Saga Continues... (and with that title you now have permission to stop reading!)

Ok..I'll be honest.

I haven't been updating the blog recently because...

A.) We've been suuuuuper busy over the past couple of weeks....

but mostly B.) In following with the rule I impart on my students, "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it at all" I'd be a hypocrite if I did.

After finally recovering from the respiratory slaughter, Faith finished her antibiotic on Tuesday then botta bing, botta boom it hit us like a ton of bricks by Wednesday night. The G.I. bug from "you know where" is back (remember him from 10/07 and 10/08...y'up we sure do) and Faith has been miserable ever since.

You know that terrible feeling you get in your gut when you need to throw up? Remember how good it feels (in a sick sort of way) after you've done the deed? Well our little girl cannot throw up because her stomach is tied off. The result is hours upon hours of retching (now I know how you feel Tina!) and it all coming out the other end. It may sound nice, but trust us it's not pretty. Watching her toss and turn, moan and groan and not be able to do a darn thing about it, is torture for everyone involved.

Faith is also running a high temp. which surprisingly rare for her. I can count on one hand the number of times she has had a temp, and that's through many bouts of sepsis!

So that's where we are tonight. I'm begging...pleading....givng my first born (ok not really..) that we will not get this, too. The other two times Faith had this it came for us days later. The only thing more difficult then taking care of a trach/vented baby who cannot throw up is having to do it from the lavatory..yeah you got it..not a pretty picture.

Uh-oh..... there I go again. I didn't hold true to my word...well I had to post something...or you'd really think we'd actually fallen in the commode.

Ok enough potty talk for one post.

Thanks for hanging in there w/us,
Jen & CO.

PS: Yes, this is messy, icky and miserable, but I'll take a G.I. bug over a respiratory issue any day. (I may be retracting that statement at 2am tonight!)


Marissa said...

UGH!! That's pretty much all I have to say. :(

That, and I am constantly praying that you all catch a break SOON!



Anonymous said...

Dear Jen and Brian..perhaps Faith's GI issues are antibiotic related..and not contagious after all..:>) Let's hope so! xoxo

Hope said...

I hope evryone feels better soon so you can all get a break and much needed sleep!

Ayden said...

oh man... so sorry. yuck, yuck, yuck!! Hope it was just the AB's... Ayden's AB's he is on has given us some really interesting "outputs". :~)