Thursday, February 16, 2012

The cycle continues

Kendall woke up Sunday morning with a fever of 101.3.  She was very cranky most of the day and slept more than usual.  I noticed too that her urine was extra strong smelling.  On Monday I was able to cath her and take the urine to the lab.  She has another kidney infection.  We have been waiting for the culture and sensitivity to come back so we know what antibiotics to put her on.  I believe it just did because the pharmacy called with a new script.
It seems the cycle is this:  Kendall's cdiff returns.  We treat with Vancomycin for 8 weeks.  Cdiff is now better.  Then kidney infection comes.  We treat with antibiotic.  Then cdiff returns from antibiotic usage.  It is just horrible.  Meanwhile, she has to be in pain and uncomfortable this entire time.  She just can't seem to catch a break.
My stress level seems to be climbing a bit.  I never feel like I can get it all done.  Kendall doesn't enjoy it when I leave the room so while she is awake, I am usually stuck by her side.  Our insurance has recently changed and I've been trying to work out the kinks.  It can all just get overwhelming at times and I feel like there is no time left to enjoy life.  Kendall consumes every ounce of energy I have (which isn't much when you are a night shifter).
Please pray that her scans stay on schedule.  Braden woke up this morning with the start of a cold.  If she catches it they won't sedate her on Monday.  I've tried sneaking it past them before and so far it has worked.  Now that she's older it may be harder to hide.


  1. Hi Stephanie,
    We don't know each other personally, but I pray for Kendall & your family daily. I sent you an email (to the yahoo account listed on the caring bridge site) awhile ago regarding her c-diff. I didn't know if it would apply to her, but it was something I had heard of & just wanted to make sure that you got the email so you had the information if you were interested. I would feel terrible if I had heard of something that could possibly help & didn't let you know. I will continue to pray for your family.
    Lisa Rochester

  2. Hi Lisa. I can't find the message in my email. Can you send it again?