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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fever virus??

I took Amanda to the pediatrician, ears were OK, after cleaning out an extraordinary amount of ear wax, icky. No strep throat, no congestion in her lungs, no discharge from her nose...they said a fever virus was going around and likely she caught it.

She weighs 18 pounds 6 ounces, they said she was underweight and her list of medical issues was more than they could handle in one visit. She heard something when she examined her heart, not a gross abnormality, but definitely something there, Amanda kept grinding her teeth making it impossible to hear it.

She has warts...she has swollen tonsils, she said "Her teeth are rotted out of her mouth" (sob) She is really worried about her not drinking anything, but she has enough wet diapers to be OK there, the doctor is worried about her tongue thrusting when eating.

She was really concerned about the term "IV pregnancy" pertaining to Amanda's mother, but no one in Estonia mentioned HIV, I think it would be listed, wouldn't it? At any rate, it seems Amanda's mother is a drug addict or I am not understanding what the term means at all, anyone want to enlighten me? (Can I tell you how dumb I feel, IV pregnancy means the 4Th pregnancy, it dawned on me as I was writing this, duh. I don't feel so bad, the nurse practitioner did not catch that either. LOL)

Amanda is getting a blood test for HIV, Thyroid, CBC, venereal diseases, Hep B and C, Hepatitis panel, I am not sure she has enough blood in her little body for this.

We were referred to a specialized clinic, which neither Meghan nor Kara were "sick" enough to be allowed in to. I am calling them today. Amanda had her TB skin test and is sleeping, poor baby, she had a 101 degree fever when we checked her at the doctors office. Her pulse Ox was 98, so at least THAT was normal.


amyl4 said...

Awwww, poor little thing. I am so happy that she has a Mommy and daddy that will love her and make sure she gets the medical attention that she needs. I'll say prayers for her appt. that you will find out that everything is okay and she just needs some good nutrition and lots of love!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Poor baby has so much going on with her. Makes you want to hug her and tell her everything will be ok that mommy and daddy will take care of her. Praying that everything can be taken care of.

melonie thompson said...

Hope you all are better soon:(:(
We will keep you in our thoughts and pray all will be well. ASAP.
Hugs, Melonie

WheresMyAngels said...

Oh no, hope everything turns out okay. I think I have mentioned this, but have you tried mixing Thick It with juice to get fluids down her. You can make it as think as pudding.

Marlo said...

I hope you feel better soon Amanda :( Prayers coming your way!

Alice said...

I sure hope Amanda feels better soon. I am so glad you brought her home!! The orphanage in Estonia sounds so much better than other parts of EE, but see how much more she needs than what she was getting? She needed to be rescued as much as those poor, neglected kiddos in the institutions. Thanks for being faithful!

carol said...

I hope you can get that appointment soon so you can all breath a bit easier and Amanda can get to feeling better She is a tiny little peanut only 18 pounds.Poor baby feeling so sick. I hope everyone else is feeling better.
carol n

Meredith said...

I hope Amanda (and all of you!) is feeling better soon. As for her weight, I wouldn't worry too much. Brianna is a healthy and happy kiddo at almost 20lbs now and she is near Amanda's age and has grown up in our home. She's just built tiny and had a slow start in life. Emma weighed less than Amanda coming home and has her by a few years :) And she didn't eat for an entire week after her T&A (though she was on an IV but it sounds like Amanda's diapers are fine so dehydration isn't an issue). Anyway, I wouldn't worry about Amanda eating/not eating for a little bit. It'll take her some time to adjust and now that food is regularly readily available to her I'm sure she'll catch on in no time. Also- I've never woken my "new kids" up to eat even when they came home at 11 and 17lbs. They will tell you if they're hungry at night. Otherwise, sleep might just help her fight whatever she's got going on! Praying for Miss Amanda! (BTW, I read your blogs all the time I just don't comment anywhere very often!)

Meredith, RR

Arizona mom to eight said...

Thanks all, your comments are appreciated. I let Amanda sleep all day, she woke up at 10 PM and we fed her, she ate again at 2 AM and finally has gone back to sleep. I am following her, I am finally getting tired again.

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