Monday, April 29, 2013

Hospital Life...Day 35

Today is Day 35.  If you missed yesterday's post, you can read that HERE.

Today Ron and I celebrate 13 years of married life.  He will be up here at the hospital soon and will be bringing a nice dinner.  I hope.  It seems like we are in for a storm tonight.  This isn't exactly what we'd had in mind when we were thinking about our upcoming anniversary a couple months ago.  I am so grateful for the husband that Ron is and for the father he is to our children.  We have faced some pretty serious challenges over the past 12 of those 13 years.  We have faced far more than people our age should have to face.  We've faced a lot more than many people face in a lifetime.  After 13 years, we remain together.

But this is about Peyton...

Peyton woke up sounding more junky than she has been.  On rounds, the doctors felt that it might be a good idea to get a chest x-ray because of how she was sounding.  Peyton is on two pretty "big gun" antibiotics right now, so the chances of her having a new infection would seem slim, but this is Peyton, so you never know what's going to happen with her.

As far as pain control goes, I think Peyton is in a better place now than she has been.  It is good to see her more comfortable.  She still has some moments of intermittent pain, but overall, I think things are improving.

Peyton did have that chest x-ray and the resident came in a while later to let me know that they were going to have Cardiology come in and take a look at her.  The x-ray showed that there seems to be some fluid around her lungs.  This is something that we've been fortunate to not have happen so far.  For now, Cardiology is increasing one of her current meds to see if it helps reduce the amount of fluid.  Hopefully that helps.

There's always something.  Just when you feel like you are making some ground in one area, something else comes up.  As always, we appreciate your continued prayers for Peyton!

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