Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mercy Update 3/ 7/ 09

Mercy continues to be a pretty sick little girl today. She has a low grade fever (100.5 or so), and is not eating or drinking much. Unfortunately her IV needed to be changed because it was getting red looking, so she had to have that too.

The doctors are pretty convinced we are dealing with a stomach virus. The bad side of this is that with propranalol, children tend to have their blood sugars drop when they are sick and throwing up. So it is good we are in here as they can have her hooked up to IV fluids and avoid dehydration. I thought she was maybe going to get to go home tomorrow, but then while I was writing this, she threw up again. I guess tomorrow may not happen. :(

They have stopped giving her the propranalol and lasix while she is sick. So currently she is only getting her prednisone, and zantac. At some time in the middle of the night I realized that soon we will just be down to three daily doses of propranalol... and then eventually we will have no medications at all to be giving her!!!

That will be a glorious day.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to the Garden Club! I can't wait to read all about what everyone is up to. I have so much to learn!

    I'll be praying for your family and for your sick little girl! May God give you strength, peace, hope, and joy!!


  2. Carri,
    I was hopeing that Mercy would be feeling better today..we are praying for her (and you too) keep us updated. Love you guys!


  3. Oh so's hard to hear. I can't imagine going through it. It's so God saw you through all of the insurance mess and now this. He is there, loving Mercy and caring for your family at home. Lisa~

  4. I just came to check on Mercy and let you know once again there are prayers 'round the world for your little girl.

  5. Will miss you in church today, but just know both you and Mercy are in our prayers. May God grant this to be the day you see much improvement. Love and prayers,

    Kathy MO