WOW! As you know from the last post, last Thursday Jenelle woke up vomiting with a fever of 102.9. It was the beginning of what we are now calling the "Curran Family Sick Ward" week! Before I knew it, and before I could update anyone about her, Jack got sick, I got sick and Brett, who already had a cold, got sicker. The last six days have been awful for us all - Brett still remains home today with a slight fever of just over 100. I know that some of you were concerned that we were in the hospital... Believe me, I would have found a way to post that if it had been the case! Always remember the rule of thumb here is "no news is always good news!"
So, the good news is that we were able once again to avoid the ER and hospital for Jenelle due to her G-Tube! Also, I am very happy to report that during the time when she had an extremely high fever and had vomited most of her seizure meds, we didn't really see an increase in seizures! Remember even a slight fever of 100.8 will usually set off her seizures! As it turns out, the kids had Strep Throat, and on top of Strep Throat, Jenelle had stomach flu. Both Jack and Brett got Strep Throat and nothing more, I ended up with both bugs! I guess that's just Jenelle's way of showing extra love for her Mommy!
In other news, Jenelle continues to do well with sitting up, and is now getting up on all fours in the true crawling position, but she doesn't get very far as she can't seem to lift her head off the floor. She looks very cute doing it though. Also, on the Topamax wean - we are down to the last 25mg a day! I noticed that when we started the wean again after our trip her seizures increased again, so I kept an eye on it and didn't lower the dose again until we had two days with better seizure control. If all continues to go well, she will be completely off Topamax by Easter!
That is all I have to report right now! I am attaching some new photos of Jenelle taken on Saturday where she is sitting up completely on her bottom! Unfortunately, she was still feeling sick, so she doesn't look very happy. And yes, her curly hair is just a mess of curls, but oh so cute!
Thanks for the continued prayers and positive thoughts - I'll keep you posted!