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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hannah is home

WE came home this afternoon...she is going to be getting citric acid now.  She is going to see dr kyle on tues and bloodwork...she also has an appt with nephrology on the 22nd...we love everyone on the rehab floor and miss them but are so glad to be home...she has been sleeping most of the time since we got home.
with her new unicorn that her new friend malley gave her!
logan 1/12/11  taylor 9/1/08 and jonas 11/5/10
And here is one of the first pics of our grandbabies together.  this is the first time that logan and jonas got to meet.,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

hannah is doing better - thursday 2/10

Hannah and her starbucks  "bearista"  that Grandma gave her for Valentine's day.  Purple gown this time :)

Just realized I hadn't written since sunday, sorry :)   Yesterday her labs all looked really good. So they stopped her IV fluids and want to watch her for a couple days and make sure she can maintain him on her own.  Today her sodium was a little low.  She gets 1/4tsp of salt in her feedings twice a day for low sodium levels at home so they are adding that back today.  Her seizures are not as bad as they were.  We are hoping to go home on saturday.
  She was in metabolic acidosis again, it happened when she was in kidney failure in dec too.  'They added bicarb to her meds and she will go home on that this time.    The MA makes her breathe really fast but that has slowed down.
metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) in the kidney. Its causes are diverse, and its consequences can be serious, including coma and death. Together with respiratory acidosis, it is one of the two general causes of acidemia.
  I don't know what the plan is yet for appts etc, will find a lot out tomorrow.
  Missing my grandbabies, they are all going to meet for the first time this weekend. My mom and Becky are taking Taylor and Landon to VA to visit jenn, bob and jonas.  I wish I could be there too but will have to settle for pics.
                                         Taylor 9/1/08 and her new little brother Logan 1/12/11
                                                                Jonas  11/5/10

Sunday, February 6, 2011

sunday 2/6

Hannah's calcium went down and then back up again..they gave her lots of fluids to flush it out and keep changing her IV fluids and  still no formula yet.   Her creatinine has come down a little and now her potassium is low  so they are giving her some potassium...her calcium is high again so they are adding calcitonin now, that is a shot.  They are doing an EKG to get a baseline before they have her the potassium.  They still can't figure out why this is happening except to say that her kidneys are never going to be "normal" again.  They told us that when we left the hospital in dec.  She spiked a temp last night and it showed the same bacteria growing in her urine from before..they checked to see if it was colonized and it's not so she is on IV antibiotics for that.  They are consulting with infectious disease to see what oral antibiotic to use. 
  She has slept all day long and wouldn't even wake up when we moved her.  She was in such a deep sleep that she never wet her diaper, makes for a long time cathing her  LOL
  She is still having more seizures so I asked to see neuro tomorrow..we are hoping that is from her electrolytes being off so much.  So, now we are not sure what is going on or how long we will be here :(

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hannah admitted to the hospital!

Thursday Hannah had her appts at dupont.  We had bloodwork drawn, a renal ultrasound and waited to see the kidney first clue there was a problem should have been when the dr came in before the nurse did!  Her creatinine had gone up to 2.5 (was 1.5 last week, the level before was 1.0)  Her calcium levels had also gone way up..the dr said it's kind of like the chicken/egg..which comes first?  is the creatinine making the calcium go up or the calcium making the creatinine go up?  So he shocked me when he said she was being admitted,. she has been doing really good otherwise and I had just realized that she had been home over a month!  So we had to sit in the room in clinic and wait for a room to open upstairs..we finally got up here  about 4 and had to get her settled.  the ronald mcdonald house was full so they got me a room upstairs off the ronald mcdonald family room, they have 3 small rooms there.  I had to pick the key up between 5 and 7..finally was able to leave hannah and go home around 5:30, got in the car and out of the parking lot and forgot to get the key , so I had to come back, go the 3rd floor and get the key.  I had to run home, wait for my prescriptions at the drugstore, get some things packed and get back up here...finally got back at 11pm and had to help the nurse finish getting her info in the data base, finally got to go to sleep and couldn't  LOL
  they stopped her feedings and have been giving her IV fluids (changed so many times yesterday, the nurse said she got every flavor  LOL)  The levels are slowly going down but they still can't figure out why the calcium is so high...they are checking her para thyroid and something  with her bones to see if the calcium is from her bones...haven't seen anyone today, it is saturday in the hospital :(   I am still not sure what is going on and how long we will be here.  I was getting tired of coming up here for appts every week and told the nurse wed night, I hoped when we got here the levels were going to be really good and we could take out the central line and not come back next week!  HAH, didn't know we would have to stay, but I won't have to bring her back this week for an appt!  LOL
 will let you know more when I find out.