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The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Telegraphed terror

Tuesday night rushed to ped ER with D, she has high fever, heartrate over 230 bpm, stop.

Blood taken, white cell count through roof, xrays of lungs & CT scan of brain done--negative, spinal tap done, stop.

Results come back "possible" positive (WTF?) for bacteria, stop. Docs think she has bacterial meningitis, stop.

Admitted to pediatric hospital from ER Wednesday, stop. IV antibiotics started while cerebral spinal fluid grows culture in lab for three days, stop.

No meningitis after 72 hours of culture growth, discharged home Saturday night, stop.

2007 can suck my ass, stop.

No seriously, how much more can be thrown at us this year? stop.

Laughing, insanely, stop.

Apparently, some dirty fucker in the hospital lab needs to wash their hands better before handling children's cerebral spinal fluid, thereby contaminating the sample with their staph, necessitating docs to think D is very sick, stop.

Dirty-handed dumb fuck, stop.


At 7:01 AM, Blogger Cat, Galloping said...

i cannot (do not want to) even begin to imagine. i'm so, so relieved that everything turned out okay, though.

At 7:09 AM, Blogger Cricket said...

So there's no diagnosis?

I'm so glad your daughter is back home.

At 10:07 AM, Blogger WriterGrrl said...

Holy God. I hate LPs. Particularly on tiny infants. So glad you are home.

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Toffee said...

oh yikes! glad everything turned out ok

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous amanda said...

Oh my goodness. That's so freaking scary. I'm glad everything's ok.

At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Jen said...

I am so sorry, but so very glad she's okay.

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Frances said...

I'm so sorry this happened, but glad all is okay. How very scary for you.

At 2:58 PM, Blogger MeesheMama said...


At 8:53 PM, Blogger Miss W said...

Holy schneikies!

Glad that D is home, hope all is well.

(FYI, my lowercase had a lumbar puncture that came back positive for staph. What's up with that?)

At 7:21 AM, Blogger lagiulia said...

I'm so sorry about the terror you have experienced. I'm glad the little one is okay. It is so hard to feel that just as life is getting "normal," BAM, here comes something else to scare the sh1t out of you. It becomes hard to let your guard down. I hope nothing more happens, but just know you are not alone. Lots of love to you.


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