Thank you so much for the good thoughts and prayers... I *know* they helped my daughter. I was so worried last night when her symptoms were worse, but after I got her to bed (in my bed so I could monitor her), she did NOT continue to get worse, spike a fever (let me tell you, a fever just under 106 is very scary) or even wake up at all in the night. *I* woke up every hour to check on her but she was okay, and this morning at 7am she suddenly sat up in bed and said with a smile, "I'm all better!" I cannot tell you the relief.
I am not convinced she is actually "all better," but she is certainly much better than I expected her to be. Maybe the IV meds helped, maybe her blood cultures will come back clear, but certainly your positive thoughts and prayers did help and I am very grateful for such a loving community here. I don't always get around to comment on all your blogs, but I do try to read and check in when I can and I do pray for you as well, whether you have a blog or not.
So here's to a weekend of rest and healing. I have a couple of days of antibiotics left for myself and think I am going to be fine once I catch up on my sleep. I truly believe my little girl will recover too, and my other kids seem to be over their colds now. The cat is doing remarkably well on her pancreatitis supplements and is purring and happy. My mini-dog has also perked up and had some symptom relief with the doubling of his medications this week; at first, he seemed to get worse and we were looking at euthanasia for today. He had been unable to control his urine but it seems that was mainly due to the increase in his Lasix and getting all the extra fluids off his heart and lungs. Now he is back in control, able to use his doggie door again, is not coughing, and seems much happier with the increased anti-anxiety meds as well. I know he probably doesn't have much time left, but since he is not suffering and is happy when he is not asleep, we will wait a few more days to make any decisions. I think this is his last hurrah, and we are going to indulge him in all his favorite things such as a trip to his beloved park, a car ride, extra treats, and real salmon dinners. He is such a special little guy and it is great to see him smiling again.
I am going to dig through the freezer and make something in the crock pot with meat and beans for dinner tonight. My little girl usually loves beans and she needs to get some calories in her. She also loves brown rice so that will be a side, plus some veggies for me and my one veggie-loving son.
Have a wonderful, blessed weekend!
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