Friday, August 29, 2008

Here we go again...

Leland has another infection. I took her to the Doctor on Wednesday morning because she complained about a sore back, a headache, and that it hurt a little when she would pee. I did not want to wait for it to get any worse like last time. She finished her last round of antibiotics on Aug 1st, so it hasn't even been a month since her Urinary Tract Infection. She also says she is tired a lot. She gets plenty of sleep at night (9pm-6:30am) and still takes a 2 hour nap every day.

The initial urinalysis showed a slightly high white blood cell count so we started her on another round of antibiotics. We had to then take a sample to the hospital for more tests and to have her blood drawn. She was unbelievable when they drew her blood, I was amazed. She wanted to sit in the chair all by herself (not on my lap like the nurse suggested). When they put the needle in her arm she only let out a faint "Oh!". No tears, no screams, no crying, just wide eyes. I couldn't believe it.

The tests for anemia and mono have come back negative. There were signs of a bacterial infection. She will continue this round of antibiotics then there will be more tests. Poor girl. I just want to know what is causing this.

On a happier note...Leland went to her open house at her new preschool today. She was very excited. She knows 2 of the little girls in her class and her teacher is our neighbor. I'm very excited for her to start going. She is very excited about her purple backpack (Thanks Aunt Suz).

Each child has a color that is to mark their "spot" in the preschool room: their take home folder, the hook for their bag, their place mat for snack, and their mat to sit on during circle time. Leland is obsessed with pink and purple so we were a little worried that her color was blue and there were other girls that had pink and purple. Chuck did a good job about making a big deal about her having CAROLINA blue and that it is mommy's favorite color. Small catastrophe diverted - at least for one day.


  1. I'm so sorry that poor Leland is having such issues. I went through something similar (just my girls going through the phase of it hurting to urinate) and made a few visits to the doctor. They told me to be sure and not give them bubble baths since that can irritate things.

    Anyway, a friend of mine recommended "D-Mannose Powder" which is a dietary supplement that I just added to juice or water. It seems to help and I just have it on hand for when problems start to arise. I bought mine here from amazon:

    I just thought you might be interested in researching. It seems to have helped with our family of 3 girls. Good luck and way to go Leland with that scary blood draw!

  2. So sad that she is sick again! What a trooper with the needle and everything! She is growing up so fast! About the blue color... I totally remember when I was in Preschool and for our "Graduation" I had to sit on a blue chair and my best friend got to sit on the pink chair... and I wanted to switch. So I know where Leland is coming from. Hehe. Miss you!

  3. I love this picture! She looks so old and happy.