Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Another ER trip

Briley's fever still continues.  She had a little bit of fever on Monday as she has had for the past couple of weeks.  I went on to class Monday night and on the way there, Alicia calls saying Briley's fever is creeping up.  Sure enough, it got high enough for an ER trip.  Upon the ER visit, she had some rattling in her lungs.  We were thinking that she had pneumonia at this point so I found a ride back to Seymour expecting to get things ready for admission at Cooks.  Briley had her port accessed, blood work done, x-rays, breathing treatment, and a rocephin infusion.  Her O2 sats were in the low 90's.  Not real bad, but lower than what they should.  After the breathing treatment, they came up to 96%.  X-rays showed that same spot in her lungs, but no pneumonia!  We didn't have to go to Cooks!  The rochepin infused and we were free to go home.  That night we noticed that she was burning up.  I took her temp and it was 102.7.  grrr.....    Since she had the rocephin, she was allowed to have Tylenol to help bring down the temp.  And it did.
She's feeling pretty good today.  No fever to speak of last night.  So maybe she's on the right track to getting better.  She's also not coughing like she has been for the past month.
We are so ready to get her healthy so things can return back to normal.  I know things could be a lot worse, but it's frustrating being right here at the end and having all of these set backs.  She needs to be in school.  I need to be working.  Alicia needs to be working.  It's getting hard just to keep up with the bills.  Frustrating.  
We are thankful that Bryson is in good health.  We are thankful that Briley has only common illnesses now and not relapsing.  We are thankful that treatment has worked so well for her.  We are thankful for everyone's support and prayers.  We are thankful for everyone that organized and participated in fundraisers in the past so that we have the resources to fall back on.  We are thankful for the doctors and nurses that take care of all of us.  Most importantly, we are thankful that Jesus died for us and our sins so that we may have the chance to enter the kingdom of heaven when our time on earth is done.  

 Briley getting her breathing treatment, not feeling good at all.

The "no ouch" cream is on her port.  The cream is a good thing!

Larry will kill me for putting this pic on here, but he's great with the kids.  He's having a lot of fun with Briley and Briley's having a lot of fun with Larry!  

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