Doctor updates, etc.

Well, we made it through another week and life is good.  Labor day weekend Carla was sick with a doozy of a cold.  She had battled stubborn fevers up to 103.3 and I was fearful that she was developing pneumonia (I hadn't seen fevers like that since pneumonia). But, Monday she was feeling better and then Tuesday and Wednesday she went to school. Thursday morning she complained of not feeling well again and had a low grade fever. I took her to the pediatrician, who said that Carla's left lung sounded crackly, and prescribed an antibiotic. Carla is doing much better now, and we are thankful that she is on the mend.

Monday, Carla had a cardiologist appointment in Missoula with Dr. Hardy. So, we drove to Helena on Sunday, spent the night with my folks and took the two hour drive to Missoula from there. Dr. Hardy said that her lungs sound clear and was happy with how her echo looked. On the drive home I received an e-mail from Seattle Children's about Carla's drug levels. Last weekend's unbreakable fevers caused me to have to give Carla three doses of Ibuprofen over a period of three days. Ibuprofen is hard on the already compromised kidneys (transplant meds do a number on the kidneys) so we needed to make sure her kidney numbers were still alright and that her med levels were where they wanted them to be. We had labs drawn Wednesday morning and found out by Wednesday evening that her kidney function was alright. But, we had been waiting for the med levels ever since. I was so excited when I got the e-mail that her med levels were where they need to be, because fevers and colds in general tend to throw numbers all out of whack.

I can't believe it is already Friday again and we have made it through yet another week.  Carla is feeling healthy at the moment is adjusting well to life back in school.  Bobby is also adjusting well to life in college. Although, he is super busy with work and school.

Here are a couple of photos from the weeks past.

Love, Jen

Snuggling up Mario after school the other day.  

Carla loves to go for a walk to the park for some play time after school.

Monday, getting her echo...

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