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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Flu update

Pin It Just a quick post to update. Ivy is up and awake this morning. She had her 8am breathing treatment and pulmacort and she seems comfortable here with us watching her favorite movie Tangled. She is being very cute and funny this morning, very much wanting to be close to her sister but still not wanting to play or get up. 

I took her to the pediatrician again yesterday for a full check up and we go again on Friday. I know I am being a bit aggressive with my concerns but we have traveled the unknown road with her far too many times and most of the time everyone thinks things are fine and then suddenly they are not. I see little things that appear normal to someone who doesn't see her every day and really know her so don't think Im crazy, I'm just making sure I cover all of my bases because that is my promise as her mama.

As much as I want this to be just the flu and on its way out.. and boy will I be thrilled when its on its way out.... I'm still on guard and my antennas are not resting. I will be the first one to jump for joy when someone say, told you so, just the flu!

So yesterdays appointment. Despite round the clock breathing treatments, her O2 was 88. This is low for Ivy Joy. She was in the 80's when we took her to the pediatrician when this first started and around 89-90 when we were discharged from our ER visit at the hospital. So really, no improvement. She sounded very junky and very tight, all the same as our previous checks.

We see the Pulmonologist on Monday. Im sure if she is still looking like she does today, we will get some answers. She still answers, not good, when I ask her how she is feeling. But when the pediatrician asked her, she replied, I'm great!!!  She is so stinking sweet! When I told her we were going back to the doctors yesterday she said, no! I take my medicine! I take my breathing treatments with no crying!! I drink my water!! It broke my heart in tiny pieces! She was so scared she would be going back in the hospital.

I was looking back at some old posts this morning. I should never have done that!! We look forward, not back. The past is over. I know I know. But I looked back at January 6th, 2013. You can find it if you go back in the archives to that date.

I think as a mom of a kiddo like Ivy, my feelers will always be out and while I attempt each morning to cast my fears unto Him and lay my worries at His feet... As a human, as a mommy, as her mommy, It is not entirely possible for me to let it all go. I am certain God made me this way knowing all along who would be my daughter. I can not get out of my head.... Cough could be caused by blood backing up. But I have a cough, Bryan has a cough... I need to let it go. My girls sing Let It Go from frozen all day long. Well Ivy used to before she got sick.

I'll be back her Friday. Prayerfully with some very good news about this Flu...




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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keeping this little missy in prayer Cathy in Illinois!1

Renate said...

Keeping her and you in my thoughts and prayers. She is such a sweet girl.

Renate said...

Keeping her and you in my thoughts and prayers. She is such a sweet girl.

Paige said...

Praying for you sweet friend!! We are having to have another MRI and urodynamics on Janie because she is having potty accidents that can be an indicator for retethering of her spinal cord. I'm a little "not again" and it is not even life threatening in of itself. Sooooo give yourself a little mommy worry room, you have every reason to have those antennas up, you are Ivy's advocate and know her better than any other person.Oh and you are not crazy...just a mom:) I will be praying for good answers for you and your princess!!!!AND I will cheer right along with you when you get to have that deep sigh of relief when you find out it is only the flu! Hugs and praying for peace and rest for you as well!!

prvpine said...

Praying things get better, and my radar would be extra sensitive also! Always in our prayers.

prvpine said...

Praying, always in our prayers.

sierrasmom said...

Remember...your Mommy's intuition has been spot on!!! You have always been Ivy Joys best advocate!! So you are not being over cautious...I am so glad God chose you to be her Mommy!! Sending love and hugs to you all!!
Kathie

Anonymous said...

Praying for you sweet girl and hoping to hear that she is recovering from what is confirmed to be only the flu very, very soon. ~Holly

Paula said...

Hugs and prayers! God provided you with Mommy antennae for a reason! As great as your doctors may be, you know your daughter best.

deborah said...

Noone knows a child like his/her mama. Keep up the antennas and the vigilance. They're both necessary. Hoping all will be well with Ivy soon. Is she getting any vitamin/mineral supplements at all? Our youngest dd has a cough right now that will not go away, it seems. It's what's going around, for sure. Hope that's what Ivy has and not something worse. But, at the same time worry about her not being able to kick it. Yeah, I'd be worried, too. Hang in there. :)

Luciana said...

Mary, your are the one person who knows your Jellybean the best. I'm glad she's getting better. I can't wait to see her playing with sissy. She just needs a little time to cooperate. Sending hugs.

Sheila Watkins said...

Mom radar is always on, no matter how long it has been after health crisis. Malaika has been seizure free for 4.5 years, but when she has a fever or is just off I still watch her like a hawk. Y'all are in my prayers! Praying for healing!

Shay Ankerich said...

Praying for good news sweet friend! Xoxo

dhm78 said...

Follow your heart! You know your baby girl. And you are doing a great job. Try to rest whenever you can and take care of yourself, too!

God Bless your family,
hollym.:)

 
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