Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fever issues

I spoke to her doctor today about a new heart cath date. After much discussion, we finally settled on Tuesday, March 17th. I really like this doctor and am very thankful he was willing to accommodate our schedule. He first wanted a date further out - too close to her scheduled heart surgery. Then we talked about the 16th - but that's the day Cooper gets his tubes. Too bad they couldn't be at the same hospital - I just might have been able to pull that off! Not really, but anyway... I was trying to figure out how I could make the 16th work, but when I told him about Cooper, he said, no way - you shouldn't have to do all that, I'll work her in on the 17th. How great is that?

So, the game plan is that we'll try for Tuesday. If she isn't well enough by then for the cath, then we'll have to scrap the whole plan and reschedule her heart surgery. I certainly don't want to go into her heart surgery limping if you know what I mean. But to be honest, I will be very surprised if it works out as it is scheduled right now. Last night she had a fever of 102.6 and today it was 103. With no other symptoms. Other than an absolute crazy amount of secretions. It's really disgusting around here. I know that only the moms of trached children, or my nurses can truly understand just how much is a crazy amount. For those of you that don't know - I would love to show you a video - but I don't think you'd ever come back to my blog. So, I'll spare you that kind of detail. Just trust me that it really shouldn't be this gross for a little girl. Anyway, her pediatrician says it's probably viral, so there really isn't anything we can do.

So, we'll just see how she does over the next few days and hope for wellness REAL soon!



Kim said...

Hope she recovers quickly and doesn't get too dehydrated. Poor baby!! (and poor mom, too!).

Tracy said...

Hope you get better soon Harlie. Lots of icky viruses going around. We've had our fair share around our house too.