Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sick Annie

Annie's been in the hospital since Saturday, with what started as a Strep infection and morphed into influenza B. And just in case your next question is "Did she get a flu shot?" the answer is yes, she did. In fact, we both got flu shots, but on Sunday I came down with it, too. And Bill just got over a violent stomach virus that Jack has now. But I digress.

She's been on IV fluids and g-tube Pedialyte for most of the week, along with triple-dose hydrocortisone. The goal has been to get her to tolerate maintenance g-tube feeds of 1/2 Pedialyte--1/2 Pediasure (60 ml./hr.) without any supplementary IV fluids. But every time we try to increase the feeds up to that rate, she throws up.

We are finding that 1/2 Pediasure in the mix is too much, because as of 2 PM today, she threw everything up again--her gut just is not moving anything through. So, we're back on IV fluids, and later tonight, we will try just Pedialyte and see if she can tolerate that by itself.

Thank you for your prayers...again.


Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Anonymous said...

Hi, Everyone:

I am so sorry to hear this; and, as always, I love you, and I am praying.

Terri W

Marilyn said...

You got 'em!

Dusty said...


I hope you and Annie get better quickly!!! Have you had her TSH, FREE T3 & FREE T4 tested lately? If her TSH is not under 2.0 and her FREE T3&4 are not in the upper third of the lab ranges, she could have some thyroid issues. Suboptimal thyroid can be a huge contributor to lack of gut motility. I could be way off the mark but with Addison's, these numbers should be checked yearly because we are more likely to have thyroid problems than most people.

Best to you guys!!

:) Dusty

Jean said...

Terri & Marilyn--thanks for praying!

Dusty--I'll have those things checked on her again. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with Addison' are a wealth of helpful information!

Gretchen said...

What can I do? Text or call me--don't want to bug ya. Xxxooo praying...

James said...

Sullivans, our prayers and those of our church family are with you. Call us with any needs, we love you all. James & Tawni

aunt rebecca said...

Bill & Jean & Taylor & Peter & Cris & Irene & Andy & David & Jack & Olivia & Annie -

we are praying for a good and healthy outcome for all y'all :-)

Love you guys,