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Saturday, January 29, 2011


When Elizabeth started to spike again yesterday, we drove directly to the lab to get blood cultures. Matt met us at the lab since he was done with clinic, and we had a nice family dinner in the cafeteria and were able to come home for the night.

Unfortunately, we got a call from the hospital this morning. Elizabeth's blood cultures from yesterday afternoon grew bacteria, so we have to take her in to Children's Hospital immediately to get admitted for IV antibiotics. We're of course really bummed, especially since, in typical fashion, she's looking great this morning. BUT we're hopeful that we're making progress on figuring out what is going on with her little body.

Praise God:
*It's a weekend, so Matt's off, and while he has 2 patients in the hospital, he can see them this afternoon once I get there.
*Because of Matt's foresight, we'd arranged to get lab slips so at the first sign of another fever we could get cultures drawn before her fever got too high and killed off anything that would grow.
*We got to keep her at home last night and everyone got a great night of sleep, and now we get to deal with all this at the beginning of the day, rather than at midnight.
*The other girls are healthy and can visit the hospital, which gives us much greater child-care flexibility.
..for God's grace which we KNOW will carry us through.

Thanks for praying friends. We'll let you know when we know more.

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