Monday, April 09, 2007

partial diagnosis

So we've gotten back some results. Emma has a mild uti, for which she has started antibiotics. But that is not likely the cause of the repeating fevers as she didn't have one last time they did the blood work and it's really pretty mild. Her sed rate is high, indicating some sort of inflammation but, again, the doctor doesn't think it's as high as it is because of the uti. It was slightly elevated when they did the first blood work and now it has more than doubled.

They want to see her on Thursday and then a week later. In the meantime we are to monitor her temperature and keep a log (to see if she's having fluctuations that aren't the high fevers). Next week they'll decide whether she should see a rheumatologist or infectious disease specialist. We are confident that whatever it is it's not contagious as no one else has gotten it.

Her white blood cell count is good, which pretty much rules out the big scary stuff.

So that's the scoop for now.

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Anonymous pippi said...

I hope you can get some solid answers soon.
I am thikning that the rheumatologist will be able to shed a bunch of light on thigs. Or at least point you in the right direciton. I have an AI disease, and fevers are a big part of that. And it could be her case, picking up other infections, like the UTI, is common with AIs.

Good luck!

4/10/2007 8:41 AM  

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