Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Things are looking up!

Thanks for your prayers -- and keep 'em coming!

We've had several doctors in her this morning and they all think, so far, that Kate's illness is viral in nature. They are suspecting and testing for mono -- which I asked about yesterday, the smart Dr. Mom that I am. More tests today to include TB, hepatitis, and some other blood panels.

The hematologist hasn't been in yet, which is the one I'm most looking forward to seeing -- I'd rather hear that the abnormal blood work seems fitting for a virus from the blood expert, you know?

Unfortunately, we are having to discontinue Kate's seizure meds. (which have really increased her receptive and expressive language, as well as her eye contact) for several weeks just to absolutely rule out that it's not affecting her. The neurologist really does not think that it's affecting her, so I'm pretty bummed about taking her off. It takes a while for it to reach therapeutic dosage and effectiveness, so we just took a step back. In the big scheme of things, though, I can see why we're doing it.
Kate is sleeping now and has been sleeping almost non-stop whenever she's not being touched or prodded. I pray that these are healing slumbers and that, before too long, she's antsy and in perpetual motion like usual.

Kate and Opa on Easter Day, 2008 -- Is she not the CUTEST?!!

More later,


1 comment:

Karen M said...

Glad they're still thinking "viral"... praying that's what it really is. Hugs.