Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sleeping Beauty--UPDATED


Our little Reese has turned into Sleeping Beauty. She started taking naps while we were on vacation, after getting back her naps became more and more frequent. And for the past 10 days or so she has been sleeping about 20 hours a day. After no luck at the Dr (they thought I was crazy, and put her on Amoxicillin, to get shut me up... didn't work). I knew something was going on... they told me she was probably just growing, or tired from the trip... and kept putting her off. Finally, on Monday as her awake time became more groggy I brought her to the Blank Children's hospital ER... they took it very serious and have been GREAT to work with! After running some tests they admitted her to the hospital and have now done several blood tests, a CT scan, an MRI and an EEG. We have gotten normal results from everything (but the EEG, we are still waiting on) She is being a little trooper.

This morning she asked:
"mom, are we home?"
"no."
"we can just pretend"

Today the ISU softball team came to visit. We will keep you all updated.


Wanted to let you all know her EEG came back normal. We have visited with the pediatric neurologist... and he is puzzled as well. They have a whole "new" list of tests now they are running, she had to give 20ML of blood and some urine. She again is a strong little girl who didn't fuss too much while they "dug around" in her hand (since both arms have already been used up this week) to get veins to give enough blood.

Today has been a sleepy day. Yesterday was a better day and I kind of got my hopes up. Today she has been REALLY drowsy and has only been awake for about an hour so far. Thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers. I will continue to update you on Facebook and this blog.

14 friends had to say...:

Mindy said...

I can't stop thinking about your family. I keep checking fb for updates! Not knowing is the worst ... I remember when my kids were born and the first couple weeks of Ethan's life in NICU were so scary ... not knowing .... waiting forever for test results then more tests .... it's the pits! Try to stay positive and be strong, I'm praying for you guys!

Amy Walter said...

I thought this was going to be a post about your vacation and then read about poor little Reese. Stay strong - it's a good thing you kept pushing it - hopefully they'll figure out what's going on with her soon. Thinking of you and little Reese!

Lynn said...

I'm thinking about you all. Let me know what I can do to help. Please. please. :-)

Josie said...

I'm sending thoughts your way and hope you get some answers soon!! Take care.

Jodi Lansink said...

Poor little girl----breaks my heart to see her just sleeping away.....I am praying for answers soon!!!!

Amy Walter said...

Hopefully you will get some answers today!

mary said...

Sure been thinking about little Reese- tell her Nana and Papa love her lots. Hang in there Mom and Dad they never said raisen Kids was always easy, I hear she can talk to Hallie and Piper that has to help her alot. Love you and your in our prayers Love Nana

Marion said...

I was so sorry (and surprised) to read this. Moms just know when something isn't right with their kids. I remember just looking at their eyes, I could tell. I'd trust a Mom before a Dr. any time (and I'm a nurse!) Hope they find out soon and fix it right away! Thoughts and prayers are going your way. Hang in there. Love ya.

Penny Smith said...

Well, you already know I am praying for you, and texting you, and facebooking you. :)

We are all so concerned and I can't imagine what your going through with the not knowing.

HANG IN THERE! You'll get through this...

Ashley M said...

Mommy and me are sending our prayers to you!!! Stay Strong!!! thinking about little Reese daily... xoxo

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Katie said...

Poor little Reese...you did an awesome job by not letting the doctors say there was nothing...hang in there...stay strong and if you need anything let me know...or just to talk Love Katie

Marion said...

I keep checking here for updates. Hope no news is good news. I don't do facebook or whatever people have mentioned so I'll just keep checking here and praying for you all. Love you.

salme said...

Hi Candi, praying for Reese and your whole family.