Good News

Addi's echo was fine. The blood work at Vandy ordered by the Infectious Disease doctor revealed she has Cytomegalovirus (CMV). It is very similar to mono and usually lasts 2-3 weeks. It's not very contagious (mostly through saliva) , and has an incubation period of 3-12 weeks. She is looking and acting much better now. She even has a little pink in her cheeks. Thanks so much for your prayers.
  • turtle_girl
    Very good news! I have never heard of CMV, but I've had mono and it can really take a toll on you. I'm glad to hear she's on the upswing. With her medical history, I would guess that even small health issues could pose a threat.

    Are you normally a night owl? (referencing the 3:10AM posting time above)
    by turtle_girl at 07/30/11 9:09AM
  • ootda
    Oh this is wonderful news!!! I am so happy for y'all!!!!!!
    by ootda at 07/30/11 10:40AM
  • mtnest
    Sometimes I wake up in the night and can't go back to sleep. Last night I was asleep by 10pm, woke up at 1:45am and didn't go back to sleep until 4:45am. I did get to sleep in until 8:45 though.

    CMV is very common. Most people have had it at some point in their lives. Some people have no symptoms, and others get very sick, but for the most part, lingering fever and exhaustion are the main symptoms. There is also the possibility of relapse with CMV.
    by mtnest at 07/30/11 1:11PM
  • neenee
    I'm so glad she's ok. She's a very special little girl! :)
    by neenee at 08/01/11 6:36AM
  • littlelamb
    So glad to hear it!
    by littlelamb at 08/01/11 2:37PM
  • wifelet
    Right now, the plan is that I want to be a social worker when I grow up. I'm planning on heading back next fall (when Mark is 1) to get my Masters in Social Work. That'll open up a lot of doors - I can do traditional social worker stuff, I can work in the school system, I could even be a family counselor, etc. with that degree. My plan right now is to focus on school social work, so that I'll be on the same schedule as the kiddos. The program is a 4 year part time program, so I'll finish up about the time Mark heads into Kindergarten. It's just one day a week of school - I'll be gone for several hours, but I'll only have to drive out there and back one day, and Daddy will be home with the kids that evening. Now it's just a matter of getting my ducks in a row!
    by wifelet at 08/02/11 8:24AM


I'm doing fine, all recovered more or less. I spend most of my internet time wasting on facebook these days. I do have a request. Addi has been running a fever for twelve days. Today her color is off, sort of all of her healthy glow is gone. She just looks sallow. The pediatrician doesn't know what is wrong, but her blood work makes it look like a virus. The weird thing is that no one has caught it. She has been around children and adults of all ages and no one else has gotten sick. Tomorrow she goes to Vandy to the cardiologist. They want to do an echo and what ever they need to do to rule out a cardiac cause. She has an appointment with an infectious disease doctor at Vandy on Friday. Please play for our little doll. She has grown into a very sweet little girl.
  • littlelamb
    I'll be praying for her!
    by littlelamb at 07/25/11 9:53PM
  • ootda
    Oh dear. Yes, I will pray. Please keep us updated.
    (You can read an update on Mackenna Mae on Tiff's blog)
    by ootda at 07/26/11 6:08PM