trepidation be darned—Autumn update

I wanted to offer a brief update on our ailing little girl…

Here we were on Tuesday when we went for our two month old check up…
All smiles and unaware what the next 36 hours would hold…


(Julie Cook / 2018)

On Thursday, Autumn began to show signs of malaise.
She was fussy and clingy and not wanting a bottle with the same sort of usual vigor.

By Thursday evening she was really warm.

We took her temp and it registered almost 101.
We wondered could it be a reaction to the vaccinations given on the two-month doctor’s visit.
There was diarrhea, there was blood.

The fever kept increasing so we headed to the local ER here in Carrollton.

She was put through the ringer of tests…
X-rays, urinalysis and the agony of trying to find a tiny vein willing to give enough blood
for an adequate test.
The nurses tried and tried as best they could, however, they just couldn’t find a vein willing to
cooperate—
all the while we had a shrieking 2-month-old who was in grave pain.

Finally, the lab techs came in and they hit the mark first stick.

The fever increased so they administered Tylenol.
First via suppository then an oral dose…

The poking and prodding violations were almost more than this wee one could bear.

Yet all tests came back clear…
however, the jury was still out on the blood work…

Our Pediatrician told the ER for us to be at her office bright and early the following morning.

We got home at 1:30 AM…the fever fluctuated, and the blood continued…

We drove to Atlanta in a blurr.
When the pediatrician saw us and took a new temperature reading, she sent us immediately to
Scottish Rite Children’s Hosptial.


(Scottish Rite / 2018)

The fever was right at 103, the blood more prevalent.

More X-rays, more tests…

As this tiny girl was hooked up to all sorts of machines.

So after an all-day vigil, the test results slowly started trickling in…

Positive for Rotavirus from Tuesday’s vaccines.
Positive for Salmonella…which most likely came as cross contamination from her mom who
was a victim of the food born illness after eating at a rather nice restaurant,
three weeks ago.

The doctors then worried that it might have spread to the bloodstream and eventually the brain…
resulting in a concern for meningitis… so a spinal tap was ordered.

With breaths held for about 20 nerve-wracking minutes…the doctor came in to report
that the fluids were as clear as could be…of which left him feeling very good.

They gave her an injection of antibiotics and told us to plan on seeing the pediatrician
the following morning for another injection.

Cultures are still growing and we are still waiting for a final word for the course of treatment.
Perhaps more trips to Atlanta for injections or hopefully an oral med…

Fussy, wailing, hurting and tired…all of us in a nutshell…

Your prayers have sustained us…
and for that, I give great thanks!!!

And this little Wonder Woman—well, she is bound to kick this mess…
This picture was taken earlier when she was feeling better…
we’ve gone downhill ever since…
As you can imagine—a wee little bum feels like hell after it has been way overworked!!!!!

I started this post earlier today, but it has taken hours to complete as I’ve been
quite preoccupied with the needy one….
We give thanks for all of you—for your love and support β€”our prayer warriors…

Thank you!!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6

25 comments on “trepidation be darned—Autumn update

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Will still be praying for your little wonder woman πŸ’ͺπŸ™ 😘

  2. Praise the Lord that He is with her and that she is feeling some better. Still praying!!!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  3. oneta hayes says:

    Such a lovely little wonder. Much, much loved by you and even more by God. I pray for wisdom, quick healing, and rest for you all.

    • Seems we’re in this together between the two younger wonders in our lives Oneta—prayers for your family as well!!!!

      • oneta hayes says:

        Thanks. Jadalyn is doing well; she will have to do the things that keep her up and learn to live with the asthma as many others in life have had to do – at least, until or unless the Lord makes it better. I hope to find an update on Autumn today. I’ll go see right now. Blessings.

  4. Thanks for the update. I’ll continue to lift you all up in prayer.

  5. davidkitz says:

    May speedy healing come in Jesus name.

  6. lljostes says:

    What a precious little girl! Praying that the “ordeal” is in the past and that her body is healing….and you all are getting some sleep. Hugs ~ Laura

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    How is she doing now??

    • Better Jim, not back 100% but so much better than where we were this time last week—and you…how about you—are you home yet or still on that secret mission of spreading the faith??? I hope it all has gone perfectly for you!!

      • SLIMJIM says:

        I am still overseas but I have VPN that works in this province I’m currently at; VPN allows me to access blocked websites by going through another country’s host computer or something like that. It not a guarantee that I have internet here. I miss the states already. I hope you are doing well, know I prayed for your grandchild.

      • thank you, Jim, for taking time out of a hectic time to check in on us–she is doing so much better compared to this time last week when life was very scary…
        My prayers are for your safety, a wonderful journey and that God’s word reaches hungry ears and hearts!

      • SLIMJIM says:

        Thank you Julie it means very much you are praying. I’ll be sharing more stories when I get back

  8. Salvageable says:

    I’m glad to read the good news. Prayers continue for full recovery of Autumn and of all the family that has been through this hard time. J.

  9. Poor little darling… she’s been through the wringer. Thought I had commented on this one. I read it and prayed continually. But apparently, I got interrupted and never got around to writing a comment. Oh, and there was no possible way I could “like” this post since I am most unhappy that she has been so ill. I don’t “like” that little Autumn was so sick. 😦 But so thankful that she is much better!! Love and huge hugs!! ❀ ❀

  10. Poor little darling… she has been through the wringer. Thought I had commented on this one. I read it and prayed continually. But apparently, I got interrupted and never got around to writing a comment. Oh, and there was no possible way I could “like” this post since I am most unhappy that she has been so ill. I don’t “like” that little Autumn was so sick. 😦 But so thankful that she is much better!! Love and huge hugs!! ❀ ❀

    • better has made a tremendous difference—like a night and day child!
      thank you Lynn for your prayerful support–we could not have gotten through this ordeal without the love and support offered by those who care for us!!!

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