Archive | May, 2016

Sneak Peek

29 May

Now that Ladybug is home and on the mend, we can now focus on some very exciting things happening today and all week. Here is a little sneak peek of what’s to come. 

That’s More Like It

27 May

We are home!!!  As you can tell from the picture above Ladybug is very, very happy to be home. 

The final consensus was that she had a severe ear infection. 

Ladybug woke up yesterday and I noticed there was yucky goop coming out of her ear.  The peds team called the ENT doc (ear nose throat) who took one look and brought her to the clinic. Ladybug’s ear tube was blocked and needed to be suctioned. Turns out she has a massive ear infection that couldn’t drain because the tube was blocked. Not one of the 4 doctors who previously looked in her ear noticed the tube was blocked. If it wasn’t caught the infection could have easily spread. It’s pretty scary stuff. 

Aside from being extremely tired, and irritable from the pain she is doing well. 

I too am recovering. Hospital stays are certainly not like they were when Ladybug was an only child. I now have two additional little ones to think of. 

I’m eternally grateful to my parents (especially my mom) for taking such good care of my two little princes, to my brother and sister in law for bringing my little man to the barn to help with chores, and to my next door neighbours who have become a part of our family, for taking care of our furry kid without us even asking. 

I also want to thank my friends, family and complete strangers for all your continuous prayers and well wishes for Ladybug. It means the world to us. 

No Room at the Inn, or No Beds on the Ward

25 May

It’s 06:50, all I hear are IV’s that are alarming, a detoxing kid screaming obscenities in the next room, and the early morning bustle of the nurses. 

Friday, Ladybug came home from school very lethargic, and by the evening had a super high fever. All Friday night and Saturday I kept waiting for the cause of this fever to appear. Nothing did. No sign of a virus, no runny nose, cough, vomiting or diarrhea. The high fever continued the entire long weekend. Tylenol only dropped it down to a low grade fever. Her seizures typically increase when she’s sick, but this time was a whole new ballgame. Friday she had a Gelastic Seizure (laughing seizure)shortly after she came home from school. She hasn’t had one in at least a year or two. Then Monday evening she had her first of several tonic seizures. Tonic seizures are pretty uncommon and are typically seen in those who have Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which is the rare seizure disorder that Ladybug has. During a tonic seizure, all the muscles contract and the entire body stiffens. It is unbelievably heartbreaking to see her tiny fragile body stiffen up like it did. Her eyes went blank and she disappeared for what seemed like hours. In actuality it was only about 15-20 seconds. 
Yesterday, she was admitted to the children’s hospital. It is currently a pretty busy place, and there are no beds available upstairs on the ward. Not a single one. Oddly enough I’m quite happy in the ER dept right now. There is always something going on and the piece de resistance is that we have a private room down here. 

As of now there are no explanations for the fever. Labs are good, the possible pneumonia was ruled out as was a kidney infection. 

Ladybug is sleeping soundly now and I’m thinking I might have a quick cat nap before rounds too. I’ll post when I know more.