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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fever and restlessness

Update: Friday, September 18, 2008
Thankfully, Megan finally slept about 10 hours last night. Her fever has also kept to 100 degrees and lower using all of the available techniques. She was less fidgety overall and took a couple one hour naps.

Megan has been having very high fevers on and off during the nights early in the week. Since Wednesday afternoon, fevers have been non-stop. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, the cooling blanket, and ice packs have kept it between 100 and 102 degrees. Megan has also been very restless the past 24 hours. She has only slept small bits of time last night and today.

We thought we had her pain under control (and evidently verbalized it too soon) just before her fever started constantly spiking yesterday. The urinary tract infection she was diagnosed with in the beginning of the week is improving.

So, we are looking for other reasons for the fever. They started Megan on anitbiotics today for a possible pneumonia. They have seen small changes in her chest x-ray that point to either problems with her inability to take deep enough breaths to get all the sacs inside her lungs to properly inflate or other infiltrates (which could be bacteria or aspiration) could be present.

We were told at our meeting on Tuesday that Megan could have up to weeks if she is experiencing respiratory failure with no other infections making it worse. If infections infiltrate, she could have less time with us. Right now we are not sure which is happening. We are praying for the "path of least discomfort" for Megan.

Whatever God's will is for Megan we ask Him to have mercy on her and that these symptoms will be contained so that we may spend quality time with her.

4 comments:

Kim Selis said...

Praying for Megan's comfort, your peace and strength, and Dr's wisdom.

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you...

shan said...

My heart aches for your sweet girl, and all of you walking through this with her. Praying for comfort and peace...

Amy said...

i too am praying for you daily, praying gods will be done in the least painful way as possible