Tuesday, November 3, 2009

H1N1...........IT FOUND US!!!

Yes, my fear has become a reality.............
Miss K has been diagnosed with HINI, yes the Swine Flu. How the heck she got this I have NO IDEA. We have someone that watches her every Sunday so that we can go to pat of church with the boys. We haven't been anywhere that she has not been in her stroller with her mask on and my poor boys change their shirts the moment they walk in the door from school and sanitize their hands. Oh well, I guess even with being so careful and all the Avagard that I carry with me you can't always protect them from everything. She has only had her first dose of the vaccine for the H1N1, the second dose is due this Saturday. Her symptoms came on very quickly (within an hour). I took her into her doctors office and they swabbed her and said that the test hadn't finished running but that it was already showing positive. She has a fever, head hurts, throat hurts (all determined by her pointing and crying). She has a cough and has been pretty nauseated. We put her on Tamiflu last night but that makes her tummy worse. She lays around a lot and does not have much energy at all. She looks pretty pale and has those bloodshot fever eyes. I feel bad that she feels so bad. I am having a hard time timing all her heart meds around the spells of nausea. If we can at least keep them in for 30 minutes then we are good to go. I have hard a hard time keeping her fever and body aches in check with only Tylenol, because she cant have the Ibuprofen. On a positive, note I have a little cuddle bug and I love it!

Needless to say that Kaidence's Yearly Heart Biopsy that was scheduled for this Friday has been canceled for a few weeks. Big sigh, you know how you build yourself up for it. I just wanted to get it over with before the Holiday's incase they did find rejection like last year. That is why we do it every November even though she was transplanted in December. If they do find rejection then we have to do a steroid taper and she once again becomes very immunosuppressed and cant be around anyone. I am hoping that when the Cath does happen, that all will be well so that we can spend the Holiday's with our family.

Maybe this is just how things are supposed to work out. I am just so happy that she has done so well and we have come so far. We have been blessed, I see it more and more everyday and I am so grateful for all that Heavenly Father has given us. I cannot help but feel so blessed and happy.
I am almost finished loading all of our summer pictures and will get a very looooong post in sometime soon. Also, I know that I have not yet posted about her Make A Wish party but I ended up passing 3 kidney stones that night and was in bed the whole week after sick. I will post about it soon, however pictures of my beautiful kidney stones will not be included, I know you are all sad about that one. And yes, it was worse than child birth without the epidural ( mine didn't work at all with K). And we will just leave it at that!

Thanks for checking in on us, we will keep you posted!