Our Home away from home

Hi everyone and welcome back to our crazy life 😮😏😪

I wish this was a better post but unfortunately our girl isn’t well. So I’m reaching out to you all for prayers and good thoughts please.

The last time we posted ceci was yet again, fighting off some nasty bacteria’s causing a UTI.

Well since that last post ceci has continued to fight.

It’s been almost a month and we have not been able to get her infection free. Poor girl has been dealing with lots of fevers, vomiting, exhaustion, pain, pus and abdomen bleeding.

We’ve been back and forth to doctors, labs, and the hospitals as well.

3 out of town trips to peoria in the past 2 weeks and then yesterday it was decided she needed to be admitted to the peds floor here at Children’s hospital for around the clock fluids and antibiotics.

Let me just start off by saying thank you so much to our dear friends that talked me into getting her a port. This has absolutely been a life saver this past month. She’s been poked so many times, I can’t imagine what in the world we would do without it. Thank goodness for ports!

Anyway lol, back to our girl.

She’s currently fighting off an E-coli and entercuccis uti.

They are treating her with Rocephin as well as Erythromycin and trying to flush out her system with loads of IV fluids.

We had some complications with her blood pressure dropping very low throughout the night and her body not making enough output, so sis had a very rough night.

We barely got any sleep and we’re still waiting on additional test results. They just did an abdomen xray and she’s due for more blood work to check her levels. She’s been anemic for the past few months so this is a concern right now because of the additional abdomen bleeding.

Ceci barely ate anything for breakfast, but she is awake and watching YouTube videos. I know she’s exhausted but I think she’s worried about what’s next and that’s why she’s not sleeping.

We’re getting ready to do her cecostomy flush this morning and then we’re hoping after getting cleaned up and in a new gown she’ll be able to sleep for a little bit.

I have to drive back to Rock Island for a little bit today, so I’m hoping she’ll sleep while I’m gone. I goofed up and forgot to leave something at the house that was important. So I’m driving back and forth later today.

As of now it’s looking like we’ll be here until at least Saturday and then we’ll reevaluate with her urologist and see if she needs to stay longer.

Thankfully sis is on Fall Break (year round school) right now so she’s not missing more school.

Grandma is with our boys while we’re here and her dad’s working. Im thankful she’s here to help during all this too. I know it’s rough on our boys (including dad) when we’re all away from each other.

Well guys I’m going to go for now but we’ll be back soon with another update.

Please pray that she beats this soon. She’s in good spirits as always but I do worry about her body. She’s been through so much lately.

Lots of love and hugs,

Alexis and Cecilia Marie

~Spina Bifida Fighters and Survivor~

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