Saturday, May 23, 2009

Update about Anslie

Anslie's little arm is doing much better. The swelling has gone down tremendously and it doesn't seem to bother her at all. She ate a little breakfast this morning and I have been successful in getting some fluids into her. No IV! Yay! The OT came by again today to watch Anslie eat lunch and she said that it looks like once we figure out Anslie's GI issues, she should be good to go. She doesn't have any behavioral aversions to foods and will eat a good variety of textures. The GI came by today too. After reviewing Anslie's medical records and performing a rectal exam, they have decided to scope her. That will be done some time on Friday. Anslie will be put under general anesthesia for the procedure. Depending on what they find, they may also put some kind of device in her stomach and esophagus to monitor her pH levels to see if the GERD really is still bothering her. The only other complication that has happened is that Anslie has a UTI so we did an ultrasound to see what was going on with her bladder and kidneys. No news back yet on that, so I suspect that "no news is good news".That being said, we will be at the hospital through Friday, possible into Saturday. Visitors are welcome! We are in room 243 at Rady Children's Hospital. Unfortunately I lost my cell phone charger so you can get ahold of us at Kevin's number (he got home from NM today) at 619-947-9560 or you can call the hospital and they can patch you through to our room. I don't really have a specific time to tell you when to come by if you are interested because Anslie's nap schedule is all messed up. Plus, the docs and nurses are in and out, so if you do want to stop by, please be patient and understand if we need to keep the visit short. Thanks again for your prayers and well-wishes. It means a lot to us! Oh-- and one more thing: Because of what is going on with Anslie, Kevin was able to get a short extension on his report date for the academy. The new date is June 8th, so we have an extra week and a half. Love,Shillawna

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