Update on the future shooter....


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fjolnirsson
March 31, 2005, 02:17 AM
I was gonna post to this thread:
Prayers needed... (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=132090)
But I figured those who had posted there would be more likely to read a new thread.

So. The infection turned out to be staph(sp?), and particularly nasty. It's one of those antibiotic-resistant strains you hear about on the news. There's only one effective medicine for it at her age, and she has to have it via IV every six hours. So, she has to stay in the hospital. At least 2 more days, and maybe up to 10 days, the doc said.
On a positive note, she's back to her old self. The downside to this is,she's going stir crazy. She's been walking well for about 2 months now, and running for the last month. Now she's stuck in a 10x14 room. We've been walking her up and down the corridors, but it doesn't cut it. The staff has also been having trouble keeping her IVs in, since she's so active.
I'm really worried that the time in the hospital is going to slow her development. There just isn't a way to get her the level of mental stimulation she needs while she's in there. :(

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Babalouie
March 31, 2005, 06:04 AM
I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 15 years and my practice has been concentrated to youth and family and I have been on clinical faculty for many years...there's some reader's digest credentials for you. The resiliency of the human heart and psyche is amazing. The most critical issue is to not leave her alone in the hospital, one of her parents should be staying 24-7. As long as she isn’t traumatize by being “abandoned” by her parents your daughter will navigate through this without a hitch. The fact that she is so active is evidence of her strength of adventure and personality. If she’s a real pistol…see this is gun related…all the better, she’ll just incorporate all the struggle into making herself stronger. My kids are now 16 and 14 (who shoot limited class ipsc with the ol’man, I might add) and are awesome in spite of the usual array of difficulties and challenges of growing up. She'll be fine, ESPECIALLY, since she has a Dad who obviously adores her.

garyk/nm
March 31, 2005, 06:23 AM
Prayer efforts redoubled. Hang in there, Dad.

critter
March 31, 2005, 07:27 AM
Thanks for the GOOD NEWS update! Congratulations!

Standing Wolf
March 31, 2005, 02:56 PM
I'm sending my best hopes your way.

eagle45
March 31, 2005, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the update, prayers for a speedy recovery. :)

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