Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thankfully!: Emma update

From my mom:

I just got back from the hospital and was there when the doctor came into report to Steven and Keri. He spent about an hour with them and bottom line is, nothing has grown on the cultures (no bladder infection or meningitis), heart x-rays were fine, no more glucose in the urine so the kidneys are OK, and all the blood work (including metabolic disorders) turned out OK. His best guess is that she had a virus of some type (not viral meningitis, but more likely a stomach virus or something) that she may have picked up in the pediatrician’s office when she went in for repeated checks of the billirubin. We will probably never know for sure what the cause was, but we are thankful that Emma is OK. The doctor commended Steven and Keri for being very “astute” parents and bringing her into the emergency room on Friday given her symptoms. Emma is eating better today and although she isn’t quite up to par, the doctor said since they’ve ruled out everything major he would prefer to send her home to recover so she doesn’t catch anything else in the hospital environment. And we were all OK with that. :)

Words can’t express how grateful we are for all of the prayers and support. She is such a little doll and it is amazing how much you can love her in such a short amount of time!


No comments: