September 22nd, 2010   12 comments

Charlotte woke up this morning as I was leaving for work.  Mommy took a quick shower, then both of them went back to sleep until 8:30!!!  She woke up happy and ready to eat.  She ate ok.  Nothing too spectacular.

When G&G Elske arrived she was ready to do some walking, but today at a little slower pace.  She had a little less energy and would want to be carried some of the time.

Right before rounds Mommy noticed a rash on her arms and trunk.  They decided not to discontinue her antihistamine.  They weren’t sure if it might be related to the laundry detergent used here or a side effect of the chemo.

At lunch time, she sounded ready for food when Mommy ordered it!  But by the time it arrived, she was ready to sleep, eating nothing.  Throughout her nap, she was restless and would wake up crying wanting to be held.  Eventually Mommy called for the nurse to take her temperature.  When the nurse came to check her out (she had 102 temperature), Dr Diamond happened to stop by.  She took a closer look at pumpkin and looked at the bumps Mommy also found on Charlotte’s head.  They were swollen lymph nodes.  Taking into consideration the rash, fever, and now swollen lymph nodes, the Dr thinks it is a virus infection.  They immediately gave her tylenol and took bloodwork to rule out a bacterial infection, and started two antibiotics just in case it turned into a bacterial infection.

Although they felt bad that Charlotte was not feeling well, they didn’t seem very concerned about her symptoms stating that this is all very common during this process.  After the Tylenol was able to kick in, Charlotte sat up feeling much better and wanting to eat some supper.  The fever has lowered (not completely gone away yet) and Charlotte has wanted to be held all night.  She has also developed a different rash on her face/head that they believe is a reaction to one of the antibiotics.  She does not seem too bothered by either rashes (no scratching), but is unhappy more due to the fever.  The residents on call have decided that she will also be given Benadryl tonight to help clear up the rashes and she will be given this before any of the remaining antibiotics are given in the days to come.

We hope Charlotte has a peaceful night!

Posted September 23, 2010 by L. Elske in Uncategorized

12 responses to “September 22nd, 2010

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  1. Here’s hoping she DOES have a peaceful night and better day tomorrow. Prayers and positive thoughts continue to be sent her way 😀

  2. That’s a bummer about the high temp and rash…I’m glad it isn’t alarming the doctors. I hope she sleeps well and feels better tomorrow!

  3. Wishing you all get a restful night’s sleep…

    Justin & Holly Christian
  4. Aww, you had a tough day today sweetie. I’m so sorry. It sounds like everyone is on top of things though…including mommy, great job! Tomorrow is another day, here’s hoping it’s a better one. Sweet dreams everyone.

  5. We all have “bad” days. I’m sure your mommy didn’t mind holding you at all today. The big guy will take care of you. Sweet dreams!
    Prayers and Hugs,
    Theresa

  6. I cannot explain how Charlotte’s story has affected me, but just know that I am reading your blog regularly and am praying for her every day. I truly believe in the power of prayer!

  7. Sleep well little one as tomorrow is a new day for exploring the playroom and toys. The prayers for your continued health and healing continue constantly from all over the United States. Thanks to Mommy & Daddy for the daily updates and wonderful pictures – they are precious to all of us who are unable to be there with you right now. We love you!

  8. It might have been not quite as good as the previous days, but it’s another day of treatment in the books! Keep praying for happier tomorrows and the light at the end of the tunnel. I can’t express how proud I am of you three. It hurts to have to be away from you now, but you’ve never been closer to our hearts. We all love you so much!

  9. So sorry to hear of the fever and rashes. Glad that the docs think it is only viral and not bacterial, though sorry to hear she may have had reaction from one of the abx. Sure do hope she slept better last night. Sometimes we all just need to be held. 🙂

    Thinking of you all daily…hope you are well.
    Shari et al

  10. What a way to feel better then Mommy arms. Amy you are so strong and Lon you are the rock. Today is another day and we prayer no more fever, etc.

    Joe & Sue

  11. Your blog posting left me hanging like a TV series cliffhanger! Can’t wait to hear how Peanut’s day goes today!

  12. I am praying for you guys!!! If you ever have any questions about lab work ( like on a weekend, for example), just call me. My husband teaches Clinical Lab Science & he is a specialist in blood bank & he can explain lab work really well. 262-334-1001.
    Ann (Schroeder) Klostermann

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