Thursday, April 23, 2009

here we go again;)

ok love. short and sweet and right to the point. we went to your check-up with dr rodgers today. we told him what's been going on lately, the most important things being that you slept all day yesterday and your food wouldn't go through last night-it just kept coming out of your mucous fistula. that you hadn't gotten food since 2am. that you don't seem yourself, etc. etc. they drew some labs and immediately admitted you when they saw how crazy out of whack your electrolytes were. before dr rodgers came in to talk to us about it the nurse poked her head in and said (in a subtle, but frantic, voice) "he's gonna admit her-you just keep watching her, ok?". and i kept wondering what exactly i was supposed to be watching for. so i finally asked somebody and they said that your sodium was so low that it could cause seizures. your sodium was 105 and he said he really didn't believe that because it was so unusually low. that it must've been a diluted sample and they'd repeat the labs when you got to the picu. well it wasn't diluted sweet baby. and your sodium that low means you should've been seizing or unconscious, but you were neither. lots of thanks for that. what a strong fighter you are lovey. everyone kept saying so today when they realized your sodium really was that low and you were actually awake and aware at times. so we settled into the picu and got you some fluids and electrolyte replacements and soon your sodium was coming back up and the other lytes were evening out too. you were still so grumpy it was almost funny. not actually funny, but almost, just because as soon as you'd wake up you'd look around and start making these groany noises. sweet sweet baby. it's pretty pitiful just thinking about it actually because it's so unlike how you usually are, before this most recent saga began...

ok so here you are. back at uva in the picu with your friends coming to visit throughout the day. we love them, don't we??? i'd be ok with not seeing them quite so much though;) you'll be there for about a week. we can do it=)

love you babe-

mommy

ps-i actually asked dr rodgers, with a big smile on my face while laughing at myself, if you kind of licking a dandelion could've hurt you. he started laughing at me too=)

13 comments:

Dotty said...

goodness, she is keeping you on your toes! how lucky she is to hae wonderful parents!! im sooo glad the docs were on top of it and taking care of her. hang in there. our thoughts are with you all, always!!

Deb said...

Oh Katie, what in the world! She's supposed to wait til she's a teenager to make you worry so much! I'm glad that IVF can easily fix the sodium problem. And licking the dandelion...too funny! Gracie my adventerous child ate cat food, fish food, a bottle of Flintstone vits and yet she's an honor student! and yes, I did watch her like a hawk, she was just that quick and headstrong..still is! But, she's the very light of my life as is your little Catherine. Whenever we faced adversity (or discipline in Gracie's case) we always chose to just "make a memory" instead of being devastated. Didn't change a thing, but somehow we were able to handle whatever crisis was at hand a little better. Now we are even able to laugh at some of those memories. Keeping you close in thought and prayer:)

flo&crystal@ric.va.usa said...

Dear Katie,

Not only Catherine, you and Donnie are strong fighters too. Will pray for Catherine and you and Donnie have joy as usual and Catherine could come back home soon!!!

With love,
Florence

ilse sears said...

This aunt Spanish wish all of this was over and she be at home. Soon...soon...just a little more and she will be fine. Poor baby!

AtlantaMama said...

Oh my word. Katie we are PRAYING for sweet Catherine right now and will through out the weekend! We love yall.

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

I've spent the last hour reading each and every word of your latest posts and looking at your beautiful BIG GIRL's photographs! Your strength and faith, mixed with your love and humor, is so uplifting. I wish every parent could read your words and feel and see the love and inspiration that you bring to this wonder called motherhood. You are perfection. I pray for a quick and lasting healing and for continued strength...

drmctrsltsl said...

Catherine, my dear, you certainly have angels watching over you, that is for sure. All three of you are strong and yes you all can do it. I will continue to pray for you all, Love and Prayers as always.

Kaye said...

You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. That Na level is just unbelievable! Hang in there!

Misty Davis said...

I was cracking up about the dandelion comment! Katie, I love when you laugh at yourself. Thats one of my favorite things about you!
Hope you know how much I think about you three...mainly wishing that we were closer and I could give Catherine big kisses.
Love you guys!

Abby & Pete said...

praying for you, sweet cath-er-ine! you are so wonderful and brave.

Brooke Hammel said...

Well you might want to know that dandelion greens are actually the most nutritious greens you can eat! So you really weren't doing such a bad thing letting her eat those after all.

Always praying for her, and for you all, especially in the night - you have been on my mind so much. I hope so much for her healing.

Bless you all!

catymorris said...

Dear Katie:
I am Renee Morris Montgomery's mom and I have been following your letters since before Catherine was born. I feel a special kinship to your baby Catherine (and you), I guess because you and Renee are so very similar and that you both have baby girls named Catherine (my name is also Catherine). You and your family have been in my heart and prayers and God has used you all mightly. I appreciate the honestly of your feelings which is an encouragement to so many. I look forward to the day when our baby Catherines will play together.
May God continue to give you strength.
Catherine Morris

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