We are home.
Victoria is so very happy! She is squealing and smiling...both because she feels better but also because she knows her family and she knows she is home.
It is very sad to watch her become more and more withdrawn the longer she is in the hospital. The nurses are amazing. The doctors are thorough, professional and kind, but it is a very difficult place to be.
Little Miss is a super challenging "stick" so we lost three IV's in seven days and we had to do countless blood draws. We were admitted because of high fever. Since Victoria became septic a few months ago we do not mess with high fevers.
Tests showed she had a pretty severe infection...somewhere.
That became the conundrum!
Chest X Ray, echocardiogram, kidney, liver, spleen and bladder ultrasounds, stool samples, urine cultures, maybe her broken femur (healed) had became infected.....radioactive bone scams showed nothing (we scanned her whole body to rule out bone infection anywhere).
So...we are home.
Enjoying family and praying for no recurrence.
We have a couple of big surgeries (cleft palate and hips) upcoming....but for now we want Victoria to just get to be a kid. So we are taking a couple months off...and trying to stay out of the hospital.