I was told last week that we would be moving to South Davis at the beginning of this week. As of right now, we're still in the hospital and it doesn't look like we're going anywhere fast. On Friday, we decided it was best to catch Elaina up on her immunizations. She can't have any that are live virus, this is a DiGeorge thing, but she can have all of the other ones. Well, on Sunday morning the doctors noticed that the site on her leg where the shots were given was very red, swollen and was hard. They drew a nice little line around the area to make sure that they'd notice if it got bigger and decided to just watch it. The redness is starting to gradually subside, but it's still swollen and hard. In fact, I think its poking out more than it was the other day. To make things worse, Elaina spiked a fever last night and this morning. The doctors took her down for an ultrasound of her leg, and she's got cellulitis! For those that don't know, cellulitis is an infection of the skin and the soft tissues underneath the skin. So now she's on a minimum of 7 days of Vancomycin and won't be able to go to South Davis until this is cleared up. Oh well, things were going so well that I guess I kind of anticipated a few more bumps in the road. Another thing that happened on Friday night was that Elaina spent another night in the sleep lab. She's been struggling on her c-pap at night, having de-satting episodes, so they wanted to find out what her optimal settings should be. They've decided to move her peep (the force of the air) from a setting of 10 up to 14, and decrease the amount of oxygen from 8-10 liters down to 4-5 liters. So far she's still having a hard time on the c-pap, but I'm hopeful that she'll adjust. I think the main problem is that the mask doesn't fit her well, and when she fidgets it slides off her nose and the air blows into her eyes. Poor baby. We'll get it all situated, eventually. In the mean time, we'll just hang out at Primary Children's! We've got good friends here and at least we're out of the ICU!
Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes for Ben. He had a great birthday and loved it when I'd read him the comments from "his" blog! I'm still trying to recover from the busy weekend, but it was worth every minute!