Friday, July 22, 2011

Staying Home

Well, I'm only one day late, but here's the update. As you know, Julianne was freed on Wednesday. It was quite a surprise, considering we'd just heard an hour before that she likely wouldn't get out until at least Friday. Late Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Crapanzano came by and said Julianne could go home! Julianne's numbers had been stable and increasing and her platelets were up to 225,000 that morning. All they were doing was monitoring labs and that could definitely be done outpatient. So, today we headed to the lab for a CBC. We don't have the results yet, but there's no reason to think the results won't be good! She has a follow-up with the ped on Monday and labs and a follow-up with the Hematologist (who we REALLY liked...she was such a gentle and kind lady) next week.

Will Julianne ever take Bactrim again? NO, NO A THOUSAND TIMES NO!!!! Neither will I or Kent, for that matter. No Bactrim in this house please!

Julianne started the new antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin, yesterday. So far so good... She'll be monitored with weekly labs.

She's really happy to be home and keeps being "Nurse Julianne" or "Nurse Sweetums" or "Nurse Toodles." Speaking of Toodles, lately Julianne has been telling people that she IS Toodles. Here's a picture of Toodles (from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), if you don't know who he is:

Last weekend was pretty tough, but God carried our family through, once again, and we are so very, very, beyond very, grateful! Thank you, everyone for your prayers and encouragement. We know that things could have been so much worse and we are so thankful that they weren't!

I'll leave you with this video of Nurse Julianne doing her assessment...


Rebecca said...

Continuing to pray for your doll baby! She is too cute in the video...Luke enjoyed it, too...about eight times! :). So thankful Julianne is home!!!

Anonymous said...

That's our beautiful girl. We miss you all so very much. SO GLAD YOU ARE HOME now. Love, Tweety, Myles & Dennis

Anonymous said...

OMG, I cracked up! That is the funniest video. Thanks for posting it. Grammy had told me that she had "examined" her the other night. Sooo funny. Geez, we miss seeing you all. Glad you are home and feeling muuuch better. Love you all.
Love, Aunt Toni & Uncle Jake

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! I love the video. I see a medical career in her future!! She will certainly be able to empathize with her patiants!! I also had the pleasure of nurse Julianne when she poked me with her fingers telling me she was trying to find a good vein to take my blood.;)

So glad that you all are back home and she is doing better. You all continue to be in my prayers!

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Love Great Aunt Suzette

Anonymous said...

Thanks be to our God for this encouraging report. We're still praying that Julianne will improve every day. Love, Jan w

Anonymous said...

Thank God for healing of my sweet great STRONG niece Julianne! So happy praying all goes well at doctor's visit today. I wish I had sweet loving nurses like JuJu.
Love Aunt Gnomie

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic!

I predict pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Julianne Caperton :)

All our love
Sarah and Frank

Jen said...

It is amazing the things they get used to. Glad to hear she is feeling better.