Friday, March 20, 2009

Fevers continue


One sick baby!!


Gracie has continued to suffer from fevers almost every day this week, so after Tuesday's tests didn't reveal much concerning infection it was decided to call the Infectious Disease team. The first visit they gathered all of Grace's history from this stay and order what seemed like every blood test under the sun. Since we still hadn't received a positive growth, today we took a field trip down to CT scan and got scans of Gracie's head, chest, and abdomen. Guess what??? Still nothing!?!?


Today Grace was started on two different antibiotics since her CRP level (a blood test that shows there is an infection) doubled, so we are just treating what hopefully we will find soon. Its just so hard because looking at Grace you can tell she is sick, she is sleeping continuously and when she is awake she stares with very little emotion. Oh how I hope that these antibiotics will work and Grace will be fever free for a week, so she can go to cath lab and then come home.

10 comments:

Gina & the Gang said...

I've only posted once or twice on your blog, but I keep checking in on little Gracie. I'm so sorry to hear that things are not improving. Hopefully the cause can be found so the right treatment can start! She is adorable!!

Kristine said...

Praying for Gracie's fevers and infection to disappear!! It's about time for her to come home with you!

Thinking of you and your family.

Hilary said...

We will pray so very hard for whatever this is will go away with the antibiotics. She does look like she doesn't feel well poor little lamb. Sending our love and prayers

The Taylors said...

I am so sorry, I will continue to pray for you guys, I hope things start going better for little Gracie, I think she has been through enouph pokes, she needs to be home with you guys. Plus being in the PICU who gets sleep?

Cammie said...

I really hope they can find the cause behind her fevers, she has been thur so much and she needs to get home. I love you guys.

Shauna Miller said...

It is hard to believe that such a nasty infection could hide in such a little body. May your doctors be able to give that little one some respite.

aj said...

Oh goodness, poor thing. This breaks my heart. I really can't imagine how you feel, so desperate for your tiny baby to be healthy. I'm really hoping and praying that the disease team figures this out REALLY fast!!

Anderson Family said...

We are still praying for Gracie and your family. We hope the fevers go away soon so that she can go home.

We are thinking of your family often.

Alan, Kristi, Parker, Ashleigh and Carter Anderson (IHH)

Douglas Lai said...

Praying for answers so that Gracie can start getting better and finally come home.
Erica

Dave & Gina said...

We're praying that your sweet Grace will get better, the Dr's can figure out what's happening, and she can be home with her family soon!