Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Busy few weeks...

I am so grateful to be on the downswing of a busy couple of weeks. It all started when Tim got sick on Feb. 22nd and probably had the flu. It was pretty much out of it that weekend and had no energy the next week. He managed to work, but that was it. Then on Tuesday Feb. 26th, I got a call from the school that Natalie had gotten sick - so I picked her up and came home. On this day, I had only been at work for about an hour. Thankfully, she was better by the evening and went to school on Wednesday. All was good, until I receive a call from the school nurse at 12:15 saying that Nathan had fallen in the cafeteria and busted his chin and was going to need stitches. I picked him up and rushed to the pediatrician's office for him to receive 4 stitches. So, on Thursday everyone got up and went to school and work. About 12:00 I get a call from the school saying Natalie had a 103 fever. I left work again, brought her home. By Friday, she only had a low grade temp, but no fever over the weekend. She did have some fever and congestion, but nothing major I thought. On Monday morning, Natalie woke up not feeling great and didn't look well. I took her to the doctor and there we discovered her platelet count was very low - 37,000. That started the journey to being admitted to Children's Hospital. We spent one night there and thankfully her platelets were up to 49,000 on Tuesday morning. We went back this morning, March 5th, and her platelets were at 55,000. Yeah! So her neurologist wrote a prescription for a different seizure med that we will soon start. Also, this same doctor will follow her hopefuly until the end of the year. This November will be 2 years seizure free - that is our goal and then we will start weaning her off the medication. Everyone at Children's was so helpful and attentive to Natalie. What a blessing! We will go to the pediatrician's office next Monday for a recheck on her platelets and see the neurologist in 2 weeks. Please pray that her platelets continue to rise and she does well on the new medication.

Oh, Tim is feeling better as well. He went to the doctor the same day Natalie was admitted and found out he had a respiratory infection. And today, Nathan had his stitches from his chin removed.

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