Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Girls are on Antibiotics

Both Rebekah and Sarah are on antibiotics. Rebekah started them on Friday and Sarah today. They have both had a cough for a couple of weeks that just hasn't gone away. Thursday afternoon we got a notice from Rebekah's school saying that there had been some possible cases of whooping cough at school. I didn't really think that what either of the girls had was whooping cough, but it did get me thinking. Friday, Rebekah woke up with diarrhea. I decided to take them both in.

No whooping cough for either of them. Rebekah has a sinus infection - not uncommon for her. So doc started her on antibiotics. Sarah's lungs sounded good and her ears looked good and her nose was running clear. Doc gave me a prescription for Sarah in case she got worse - fever, etc...

Last night, Sarah started in with fevers - nearly 102. Rebekah hasn't had a fever and has pretty much been acting "normal". It doesn't seem like it is getting her down. Sarah, on the other hand, has been pretty emotional and very clingy. She has periodically asked for an icky tummy bin. Tonight was the first time she has actually needed it. As she was walking to bed she got sick and after being in bed for about an hour she was sick again. I'm hoping that she will start to feel better quickly, now that we've started the antibiotics.

Rebekah's diarrhea lasted all day Friday. That made life interesting with a Pediatrician appointment and an eye appointment. We had to take lots of changes of clothes and pullups. But we survived it. I figured it was only going to get worse after starting her on antibiotics, but so far Friday was the only day of it and she has been doing ok since. She is drinking some Dora drinkable yogurt, so that should help.

Saturday, we got to go to OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) thanks to Candlelighters. I wasn't sure we would be able to go based on how the girls were doing Friday, but we decided to go anyway and hope for the best. Daddy had an appointment, so he wasn't able to come with us, but we were able to talk Grandma into taking his place. The girls had fun! They got to plant sunflower seeds and each got to bring a tree home. We will have some fun getting those planted and watching them grow.

A couple weeks ago, we planted some seeds (thanks Shawn!) in planter boxes so we can watch them grow. So far we haven't seen any results, but we check on them every day. We bought some hanging baskets and starter plants and we are watching them grow, too. With them being in boxes and baskets, we can watch them at the rental house and take them with us to the "all better house". Sarah says it is the "all better house" and Rebekah says it is now the "two booboo house". Haven't found out what the two booboos are, but it is getting better.

Rebekah's eye appointment went well. She is now seeing at 20/70 in the "bad" eye. She is doing a great job of wearing her glasses and a fair job of wearing the patch. We have one more week of drops and then I think we'll be done with those. Doc decided to wait on updating the eye glass prescription. Her vision is still changing and he thought it would be better to wait. Her next appointment is in two months. Meanwhile, we should be working on wearing the patch for two hours a day - an increase from 1 hour of a day. Little by little, we'll get there.

One day at a time... Thanks for caring for us and praying for us. We appreciate it!

3 Shared:

At Monday, April 21, 2008 6:54:00 PM, Anonymous Darlene Left a thought...

We'll be praying for a full recovery, and that the girls don't "share" their sickness with Mom and Dad!

At Monday, April 28, 2008 3:34:00 AM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Just dropping in to see how things are going for all of you.

At Tuesday, May 06, 2008 1:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Praying for you as always.

An update would be nice tho. :)

Sarah Mathia


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