The final outcome of her hospital stay is still somewhat unknown. We had a great doctor on Monday and he sat with me and explained everything and really tried to get to the bottom of what was going on with Zoya. He said her bloodwork showed a pretty recent (but not current) infection of mono. My theory is that her body was so weak from recovering from that (since it happened right when we were taking her naps away and right when school started) that some little bacteria took the opportunity to invade her weak little body. She responded so well to the antibiotics that we're certain there was a bacterial infection of some sort, even thought he doctors didn't agree on where it was (some said UTI and others said no).
The hospital was opening a new PEDS floor in a new part of their hospital, so Zoya got to be the first PEDS patient on the new floor. She was transferred there Monday and treated like a Queen. I guess there are more exciting things to "win" but we'll take it HAHA.
Also, she just happened to have a tube check at ENT on Thursday and we discussed sleep apnea. We've always thought she likely has sleep apnea due to her sleep behaviors, but after spending 2 nights with her in the hospital I am even more convinced she has sleep apnea. Since her anxiety prevents her from being able to complete a sleep study, I asked the doctor what his thoughts were. He said her tonsils looked okay and that the adenoids usually follow suit. He decided to do an xray of her adenoids and they are pretty large, blocking about 70% of her airway behind her nose. It's just like Zoya to never follow the "rules." So, she'll be scheduled to have her tonsils and adenoids out, but I want to make sure she's FULLY recovered from all this first. Poor girl hardly EVER missed school in the past 2 years and this just does not seem to be her year so far!
Thanks to Aunt Carol and Gramma Liz for helping with the little ones
and thanks to Grandma and Grandpa B. for coming up Sunday to help out!! We're blessed to have so many amazing family and friends to help us in times of need!
Here are some pictures from her hospital stay!
Listening to her headphones!
Thanks to Uncle Mike and Aunt Carol we have another iPod to use so we didn't have to steal Mila's!
Lots of sleeping :)
Our favorite nurse printed off some Minnie coloring pages :)
Zoya loved her room service...so much in fact, she would only eat the first morning home if we put a lid on her meal HAHA!
She loved riding in the wheelchair to her new room!
I had to laugh. She got a glove, crawled in bed with her bear, grabbed a purple crayon and was doing a blood draw from her bear. I figured we'd been there long enough at that point :(
Lunch! Mashed potatoes and baked chicken with chocolate ice cream for dessert!
She was getting stir crazy and found a fun hiding place HA!
A short nap while we waited for an xray.
And finally, home we go!
Here was her "I'll only eat with a lid" breakfast :)
Last night Zoya's teacher and classroom assistant stopped by to give her some hugs and bring this sweet get well poster from her class.
The Spitz Family also stopped by for a little playdate last night but with all the craziness we didn't get any pictures. The ONLY way I could get Zoya through some of the blood draws was promising her she'd see "Sara and Gavin." She talked about the two of them so much that the nurses asked if they were her brother and sister. She forgot about her real sisters, apparently :) We even made up a song that went like this, "Sara and Gavin love Miss Zoya, Sara and Gavin want to play...." (repeat). We sang it through her blood draws and owies. So we were thankful for their visit since Zoya did NOT forget that I promised her she could see them! Here's hoping we're done with this sickness once and for all!