Sunday, November 10, 2013

Shelby's hospital stays

Shelby has been having these ongoing episodes for the past 2 1/2 years where she gets a headache, fever and vomiting for about 24 hours about every other month.  We have seen a rheumatologist, done an MRI and done various other tests to see if we can figure out what is going on.  She had a really bad episode a couple weeks ago and she was just not getting better.  She was so sick, so I finally took her to the ER at Primary Children's Hospital. 
 She was so brave when they gave her an IV.  She also did AMAZING when they had to do a lumbar puncture on her. 
After she got some fluids in her and some anti-nausea medicine in her, she started feeling better. They wanted to keep us overnight because she was so dehydrated.  
 We played in the playroom for a while.
 She painted a pumpkin and a ghost.
 She only wanted to eat shakes and jello.

 Of course she found the snake on the wall when we went out for a walk.
 This was right before we went home.  All better!
I sent her back to school the next day and her school called me and said she was crying in pain and was about to throw up.  We headed back to Primary Children's to figure out what was going on.  The poor thing was in so much pain in her back where they did the lumbar puncture.  They gave her some pain meds and admitted us overnight again.
 Shelby played dr. and took very good care of her patients. 
They let her start an IV on her doll.
So right now, we are going on a diagnosis of migraines with a possible fever disorder.  They did some genetic testing that we should know the results around Christmas.  Hopefully we can get this figured out.  Shelby is such a trooper and I love her so much!


Jackie and Chris Harmon said...

Oh wow! Poor Shelby. I hope you guys figure out what is wrong with her.