Thursday, May 15, 2008

Riley Is Sick : (

I'm sure most of you already know that we had to take Riley to the doctor last week because she was running a fever of 102.7. Without getting into every little detail, I thought I would fill you all in on what's happening. She has a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), well actually a kidney infection at this point, because once you are running a fever, it has spread to your kidneys. Well, when babies this young have UTI's/kidney infections, they usually check them for Urinary Tract Reflux. So... we are scheduled to have the tests done at Children's on Monday, May 19th at 11:30 a.m. (The link should also explain this procedure.) If she does have the reflux, we will have to give her a low dose antibiotic daily for a while and then check to see if she's outgrown it. Most babies outgrow the condition, but those who don't, have to get a procedure done to correct the problem. Although this is not too serious, we still would rather her not have to go through it since we know she will be uncomfortable, so please keep us in your prayers. I will keep you updated to let you know what's happening. Thanks so much for your thoughts and concerns about how she's been feeling.

I should have some new pictures soon. Aunt Nicole got some really great shots of Riley on Mother's Day. I haven't seen them yet, but I know they are going to be awesome.

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