Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 9th, 2009

Kinnick seems to be feeling better. I took her to the Doctor last Friday. They did a urine test and took 4 stool samples. The urine test came back positive for a UTI, again. It also showed glucose in her urine. So, we got yet another antibiotic and an order for blood work to check her blood sugar levels. The first blood test was taken right after breakfast and showed 180. The normal range is 80-120. So, this was a little high, but explainable since she had just eaten pears and 4 oz of formula loaded with sugar. So, we took it again first thing the next morning. This time, the result was 83. So, it's looking like maybe the glucose in her urine was a false positive. I'm not sure why she has started getting UTI's. However, both times have been when she's had really bad diarrhea. The Doctor is going to make us take some add'l tests on her Kidney's and Bladder. I'm a little irritated, because it seems like both UTI's can be explained. But, what do I know? We got out of the tests last time, but I'm pretty sure we won't get out of them this time. All of the stool samples came back normal.

The Doctor is also ordering the Synagis shots again for this year - providing they can get Insurance to approve them. Typically, Insurance only approves the Synagis shots the first 2 years of life. Kinnick and Carver will be 3 in March, so I'm not expecting them to get approved. But, if they can get them approved, we'll take them. The Synagis shots won't prevent the kids from getting RSV, but will make it less severe if they do get RSV. Kinnick's lungs are so crappy from all of the lung infections that getting RSV would be a real setback for her. Carver's lungs have actually done pretty darn good. Amazing since he had the worst lungs in the NICU and they thought he would never come off the oscillator. This sure proves that nobody knows the outcome of these micro-preemies except God himself.

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