Barefoot by the Sea: The doctor was in (sort of)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The doctor was in (sort of)

After spending FOUR days in the hospital last week, Riley is finally on the mend!  We are so grateful for that, as well as all the support and well wishes we've received from friends and family.  What started as a simple infection, turned into a full fledged kidney infection and then C-diff.  After being on three different antibiotics to treat the initial infection, the antibiotics stripped her body of both the bad and good bacteria, resulting into a sort of super infection.  It wasn't pleasant.  Luckily we had some wonderful nurses to help us get to the root of the problem (yes, nurses) when the doctors chalked it up to being a mystery.  

The whole experience, going on for over three weeks now has made me realize how important it is to be your own family's advocate when it comes to health care.  Ask questions, do your research and for goodness sakes, if something doesn't feel right, trust your instincts!
Now we are on our quest to restore all that good bacteria (mentos optional). 

So what if we missed out on our annual Cape Cod trip and a few beach days.  At least she's getting back to feeling like herself again in time for school.

Besides, the kidney sonogram makes a great show and tell item!

14 comments:

  1. I hope Riley get well soon! That must have been tough times for you and your family! Hope all will get some rest and your heartbeat will slow down to normal.

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  2. Sorry Riley has been so ill! I'm glad to hear she is on the mend finally. Keeping you and your family our thoughts!!

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  3. good grief!!! I am glad Riley is feeling better!
    smiles,
    gina

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  4. poor girl! glad she is starting to feel better.

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  5. aww:( i'm glad she is on the mend..poor baby!

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  6. I am so sorry that she has been sick! I'm glad she is doing better!!

    xox
    Jen

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  7. Glad to hear that Riley is doing better :)

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  8. I am glad Riley is on the mend. How scary for you all.

    Wishing you all well, regards, T. :)

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  9. Wow. I know it must have been a trying time. I don't handle my little guys being sick very well. Glad to hear things are getting better.

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  10. Bless her sweet lil heart. C Diff is NOTHING to mess around with...glad the nurses knew. Prayers for you all.

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  11. Wow, that is scary! Glad she feels better!

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  12. oh wow! that's terrible! I am sorry to hear, but glad to hear she is on the mend! and you are SO right about trusting your instincts! I have been in that situation before.

    many hugs!
    Kim @ Frost Me!

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  13. You are one strong mama! I'm so glad she is feeling better!
    Dena

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