I have been out of commission, for the most part, the last week when it comes to reading and commenting on my friend's blogs. Sorry about that! I will be trying to catch up and stay up to date now. I miss you guys!
Marissa has been sick for the last week. It started last Wednesday when Jeremy noticed she was feeling a little too warm. The next day she had a low grade fever and just did not feel good. She just wanted to lay around, which anyone has ever seen Marissa in person knows is totally out of character for her! She is usually 100 miles an hour from sun up to sun down! Her O2 sats were staying up and we were treating her fever with Motrin & Tylenol. She seemed to be doing better Friday evening into Saturday.
Then Saturday night, she crashed again, this time needing O2 while she was sleeping. We got up and took her to Urgent Care Sunday morning as soon as they opened. Since she has a history of pneumonia, we requested a chest x-ray. They also did a strep test and trach aspirate. Everything came back negative but the radiologist did say that there was some inflammation in her lungs and she may be trying to start some pneumonia. So they put her on Zithro to cover what may be starting. All day Sunday and Monday she looked horrible and probably felt as bad as she looked. Poor Punkin!
Finally, Tuesday morning, she was acting more like herself. She walked from her room to ours, requested her animals (which she had not done in days!) and played with them on the bed. Good sign!
She has steadily gotten better and today she only needs a little O2 while she is sleeping. She has no fever and is back to her 100 mile an hour self! She must have been saving up all her bad behavior that she felt too yucky to act out for the last 6 days because today, she is a freakin' holy terror! I hope she calms down soon or I'm going to be checking into a mental hospital!
I'll leave you with a few silly pictures we took the other night. We were doing CPT on Marissa to break up her lung junk and decided to have a little fun with the CPT clappers!
I guess Marissa learned how to wink while she was sick!
Thanks for understanding my absence, friends. I'm back now!