Friday, December 2, 2011
Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. I wish I had good news to report today but Reagan was up all night again last night. There was one period, from 2:15am-3:45am, when she actually got some sleep. Only an hour and a half, but that's better than nothing. I wasn't sure if she'd actually stay asleep so I waited an hour and then I finally laid down, but less than 30min later she was back awake. The nausea and gagging/retching has continued all day as well. She's super spitty...dripping like a faucet...and that's making matters worse too. It just pools up in her mouth and then chokes her! I'm wondering if we need to get something to have on hand to dry up her secretions on days like this (like Robinul). We did take her to the pediatrician's office this morning. They checked her ears, which were fine. And then they checked her throat, which was of course red. The 5min strep test came back negative, but they also took a swab to culture and decided to start her on an increased dose of Amoxicillin just in case it comes back positive. When we got home we gave her a dose of tylenol (to try to decrease any inflammation in her throat) and that seemed to help a little. She's just SO spitty. She soaks a bib in only a few minutes. Changing her diaper is almost impossible because she chokes the second you lay her down (heck, she chokes sitting up)! I'm just praying she's going to be better soon. This bad streak has already gone on too long. The only good thing is that she never went into the nonstop screaming, crying phase this time...but the nausea phase was out of control! This is so emotionally and physically exhausting...I don't think we can take much more. Please say lots of prayers for her to recover (and sleep)...ASAP!