Monday, July 7, 2008

Callie Update

Well, thank goodness Dave understands my need to be connected to the online world, for he brought me his laptop tonight as Callie and I stay overnight at the hospital. This morning I noticed Callie had a really large lump on the side of her neck. It panicked me and I was set to take her to immediate care. I called her doctor who said that it was probably a swollen gland and to take her in in the morning if it were not better. Still feeling uneasy, I called Dave again. After explaining the situation and that it was only on one side, he agreed that she should be seen today.

At her appointment the doctor recognized that she had an infected lymph node, most likely due to a staph infection (although that's speculation right now). Per the doctor's recommendations, we headed to the hospital straight from the doctor's office. She was admitted earlier this evening so that they could give her antibiotics through an IV. So far, she is being a champ. She is currently watching jeopardy and laying in her crib-cage. We have been doing a lot of holding and cuddling and nursing, so she has been fairly content. We are here for at least the next 24 hours. Visiting hours are from 11am-8pm.

Grandma Yenerich came to the rescue and jumped in her car to come stay with Noah (Dave still had to work overnight tonight). Thankfully, Emily was around earlier to take him until she came. He was getting bored of the hospital. A big thanks to both of you!

I'll keep you updated on Callie's progress as I hear things. In the meantime, prayers are always appreciated. Thanks!


The Rock Star said...

Thanks for the update!

mjvan said...

Poor baby! It is always tough to have to take a little one to the hospital. I'll be praying for you tonight.

Ann said...

Yikes! Many prayers. Hospital life with a baby (and toddler) is no fun :(

SLP said...

We are praying!

Kelsey said...

Kim, I am praying for your family and sweet little Callie. I have a feeling that the Lord has big plans for her as His daughter and a child of His light. Sending love and prayers from the Great Divide!