Day +70...And Back Again?
Thursday Anna had her normal blood draw/lab work at SCCA, but no other appointments with the green team. Later in the day, we got a call from the P.A. that Anna's blood sugar was high and we would need to go in on Friday so Anna could learn to test her own blood sugar. Okay, no problem! We know that high blood sugar is a result of the Prednisone that Anna is on as well as the Tacrolimus. Friday we went in for what we thought would be a quick little class on taking blood sugar. This would be easy as I have had to do this for my last two pregnancies. After the discussion, the nurse had Anna test her blood for a practice run. Her blood sugar was really high! It was so high they decided to wait a few minutes and try it again. Still, just four points less than the first time.....way too high. We then had to head down for more labs and we were told that the P.A. would look into a plan of action for treatment. When we got home, Craig had some news for us......Anna was to be admitted immediately at Children's. This was heartbreaking! We knew she was going to have to be on insulin, but didn't ever think she would have to go back to the hospital!!!! Thankfully, Anna's labs all proved that she does not have acidic blood which would be really bad. We caught it just in time! So, a couple of days in the hospital to monitor her blood sugar and insulin intake, a few classes on how to do all of it at home, and we should get to go home tomorrow. Another little bump in the road, but this too has not been a surprise to our Heavenly Father! Just another opportunity to give Him the praise for everything in our lives! Thank you all for your prayers! Please pray that Anna's blood sugar will go back to normal with her prednisone taper! She has a little over two weeks left on it and we are hopeful that it will end her need of insulin! To God be the glory!