Thursday, November 11, 2010

Photos and Less Sick

After another IV infusion last night in our home, Bridgette perked up a bit. She slept well between the hours of midnight and 9 a.m., ate oatmeal for breakfast, drank two cups of Pedialyte, and she's taking a long nap now. I hope it is the sleep of the recovering. Because her system is so sensitive, I can't be sure about prognosis, but all the signs are pointing forward. We await, as always, the proper intestinal function by proof in her diaper. She hasn't had urine in three days, but perhaps when she wakes up, I'll happily have a wet diaper to change.

Here are some photos:

On Friday night we were able to attend the Oquirrh Temple to witness the sealing of our nephew, Matthew, to his parents, Mark & Kelly. (Mark is Jeff's brother.) We had left Bridgette with a baby-sitter, and looking back, we think her symptoms may have started that night.

On Saturday we attempted to take family portraits in our backyard. Bridgette was cantankerous through the entire experience and most of the photos reflect frustration on all parties. Of course, now we know she was coming down with something quite serious.

I felt lucky to have snapped this picture of Bridgette playing with her cousin Ellie. C-U-T-E! They do seem to enjoy their time together, and we're happy to be living close to family, so they can continue to be friends.

These were taken with my cell phone at Primary Children's on Monday night, around 11 p.m. I haven't taken any since. By the time they finally found a vein last night, it was all I could do not to cry along with Bridgette. Her skin is very wrinkled and saggy on her legs and arms, but we hope to help her plump up with continued fluids.

OK, I just KNEW some of you wanted to see how we get a stool sample. We were lucky to get a dirty diaper while we were at the hospital. Otherwise the process is much less pleasant and definitely messier.

These two were taken right before we moved, but I never got a chance to share them.

The first is of Bridgette brushing bear's teeth. This is the bear we're donating as part of our Festival of Trees entry, and I'm sure the buyer will appreciate its minty fresh breath.

The second is of Bridgette laughing hilariously at the crazy cat video we found on YouTube. She was in hysterics. Love that girl.


Lore said...

So glad to hear that Bri seems to be feeling better! Poor little girl. Did you have to do any irrigations this time, or did things improve on their own?

Also, I think I see pigtails!! When did Bri start letting you fix her hair?!?

Love all y'all.

Ann-Marie said...

I'm so glad Bridgette's on the up! We're praying that it continues for her and for all of you! Love you all!

Tammy and Alvin said...

Hooray for improvement! I hope it continues. Those pictures definitely contrast the cute, healthy Bri with the sad, sick Bri. What a doll! And I love the pigtails.