Monday, April 9, 2007

Mommy report: Rotavirus





Yes, that's right...rotavirus it is. They decided this morning that Nebraska's acute issue is due to rotavirus. Click on rotavirus for more info, if you'd like. She has been doing better today, but still has a long way to go. She does have a bit more energy today, but nothing like the wiggles and squirms of recent days. She is one hungry little thing, though, and has been eating very well today. She took a bottle three different feedings today, each time taking more than she's ever taken from a bottle. The only catch is that she won't take it from me, but Grandma C has been taking that task and Braska takes it well from her.

They have decided, with the info we have currently, that her weight loss was in fact due to her not getting enough food. So once again, doctors right, RK wrong... shocking, right? Not at all. She apparently was eating enough to not feel hungry and then she stopped. Isn't that what they're always recommending anyway!?! Maybe that's just for adults... So we're aiming to really get the hang of this bottle thing so we can know she's getting enough.

She also was seen by the cardiologists today and another echo was done. Things look good. The arrhythmia from last night was apparently due to the distress of the acute problem, but not related to the previous repairs of the surgery. They did finally discontinued her Lasix, which I'm pleased about considering the dehydration issues. We'll be seeing a cardiologist that specializes with DS soon.

That's the info for today... we appreciate all your support more than we can express.

4 comments:

  1. I am just catching up! I am so sorry you guys are back in the hospital again, and Rota Virus, that sucks....
    Hope it goes away fast, sounds like she is doing better now though.
    Big hug to Braska fr Vince, he still thing she looks really hot, tubes attached and everything.

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  2. Carrie (Daddy's Friend)April 10, 2007 at 8:37 AM

    I'm so happy to hear that it's the Rotavirus and not something worse. When I emailed Daddy yesterday, I asked him if it could be a virus that was going around. A lot of people here in Florida have had the Flu too...
    Glad to hear you are doing better but you have to start letting Mommy feed you too.... but I'm glad you are starting to eat again and no Tubes. I'm sure Mommy likes to have snuggle time with you... :-)

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  3. So glad that you are feeling a little better and eating! Keep it up and you can teach Grace to take a bottle. See you soon- Karen K

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  4. So glad that you are feeling a little better and eating! Keep it up and you can teach Grace to take a bottle. See you soon- Karen K

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