Saturday, February 11, 2012

Super Bowl Sick

i was planning on my next post being about our super bowl party but before i got a chance to write it 3/4 of our family got super sick.

Grayden woke up puking on Tuesday morning, poor kid has never thrown up before so he had no idea what was happening. He kept saying he was spitting up and wanted his paci so he wouldn’t do it again, so sad to see him sick! By the next day he was much better but still has bad diarrhea. Please keep him in your prayers.

Meanwhile on Tuesady, Sadler had a 9 month well child visit at the pediatrician, I asked her about his cold symptoms and breathing (for those of you who know sadler, you know he always sounds like he’s sick and breathes heavily). She tested for rsv (negative) and diagnosed him with bronciolitis and put him on a nebulizer which he does 4 times a day. I can see improvements already but Robb did take him back to the dr. Friday afternoon for a chest x-ray to determine if he could have pneumonia, that also came back fine. Please pray for him as he fights off this cold!

Now my turn, Tuesday night into Wednesday I started throwing up and felt really achy, I wasn’t surprised, I catch bugs so quickly ever since I had my transplant. By the end of the day Wednesday my stomach was feeling a little better and I had stopped throwing up but I was still really achy and at this point my kidney was feeling pretty tender. During the night I had so much back pain I could hardly stand it, I couldn’t sit or lay in any position to make me comfortable. Finally after a few doses of Tylenol (all i can take b/c of transplant) I managed to fall asleep.

Thursday morning I started throwing up again and couldn’t keep my anti-rejection meds down. Robb and I decided it was time to call the doc. Skipping meds is a huge no-no. They wanted me to go in for fluids b/c it sounded like I was dehydrated. I was miserable but managed to get in the car and Robb took me to the ER for fluids.

Once I got there they started the IV fluids, pain meds and did some blood work and a urine test. While I was there I had a fever spike to 104.5. Eventually they determined I had a bad kidney infection. I went for an ultrasound to check on my kidney and make sure it wasn’t enlarged. Then they admitted me to the hospital and started antibiotics. In the meantime my ultrasound results came back fine and my pain and fever had been controlled by meds.

Friday morning they did more blood work and that showed that the infection spread to my blood and developed into sepsis and my kidney function was worsening. They continued to give me fluids 24/7 but I wasn’t urinating much so I started to swell. By late in the evening I asked to have blood work done again and things were finally starting to improve.

So that brings us up to today. Still receiving antibiotics for the infections and trying to keep the swelling down. Trying to eat and gain energy but I have little appetite yet. My labs this morning showed more improvement so things are on the upswing!

Please keep us in your prayers!

 

share this on »
{Facebook}
{Twitter}
{Pinterest}
21 Comments »

21 Responses to “ ”

Kelly said...

Sending positive thoughts your way!

Jules said...

Praying for you and your beautiful babies to all get well.

Nessa said...

Hope you all feel better soon

Heather said...

Definitely praying that you and your family feel better very soon.

Victoria said...

Oh no! All of you are in my thoughts. I hope you feel better soon!

jillsloothaak said...

Praying for you, Katie! And for Gray, Sadler, and Robb too! Hugs!

Sara said...

You, your family and kidney are in my thoughts. Infections can be tough post transplant, but it sounds like you and your doctor are doing everything right. Feel better soon!

Elma said...

Oh I am so sorry:( We will keep you nd your boys in our prayers.

honeydew1894 said...

I will keep you and your little ones in my prayers!

Holly said...

I hope you start feeling better. I'm sending lots of prayer your way.

julie s said...

So sorry you're in the hospital! That is so hard as a mommy. I'm praying for your family and specifically for you to start being hungry and for the infections and swelling to go go go away.

julie s said...

I prayed for you after reading your post. I was just finishing putting Vicks vapor rub all over my sick eight year old. He said "Mom, I just feel there's someone I should be including in my prayers tonight. I don't know who it is, but God wants me to ask you if you know someone who needs extra prayers." I had JUST prayed for you (which he did't know, he was taking a bath). So I just told him there was a mommy around here who is sick in a hospital and cannot be with her boys right now. So he asked the boys names and then prayed for your family. I just think it's cool how God uses unique times and circumstances to make us feel his presence. So you're being covered in more prayer :)

shellycoulter said...

Whoa! Praying for you! Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Consider yourself fortunate that Grayden hasn't been sick like this before and he's almost 3! My kids have had the flu several times!

Anonymous said...

made me sad to hear everything going on in your home, thinking of you all. Please post if you need any help at home....cleaning, laundry, baby sitting, anything!

Megan said...

I hope you and your kids recovery quickly!!! You guys are in my thoughts!!! :)

Jacki said...

Why are all the negative nelly's anonymous?

Praying for you Katie!

Jenn said...

Sending you positive thoughts and prayers! I know how hard it is to be sick and in the hospital when you have little ones at home! You miss them tons!

Anonymous said...

Katie,

My name is Allyssa and I had the"Anonymous" comment above that I'm guessing "Jackie" claimed to be negative. It was never meant to be. I am from Hudsonville, read your blog and love it, and have added you and your family o my prayers since this post. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old who seem to always be catching bugs and just wanted to comment that you have been fortunate to have this be your 1st encounter with it. I'm guessing since you postes it you yourself did not take it negatively. I hope you and your family continue to get better!

(Anonymous because I don't have a Google account or blog)

God bless,
Allyssa

Jacki said...

Thanks for responding Allyssa! Glad to know that it was a postive post and not negative! I am a cousin of Katie's and have seen her blog get blasted in negativity before (and feel so bad for her, when she is pouring her heart out)! I just finally spoke up about it this time! So sorry!

Jacki

Kate said...

Thanks Allyssa for clearing that up, I Thought that's what you meant and totally agree. I knew we would only be so lucky for so long
Jacki thanks for having my back. I always get a little nervous when I see annoymos comments, I have had my fair share of rudeness.
Thanks for caring so much!!