Another Dose of Remicade

Last week, Adela got her next dose of Remicade, the medicine that helps keep her Crohn’s in check.  We actually were supposed to get it last Tuesday, but after getting to the hospital, the nurse and the doctor decided Adela needed to wait for a few days because of a cough she had. It was

Back Home and Feeling Great

After a few long days (and nights) over at the hospital, we’re back home.  Adela is feeling much better and, looking at her, you wouldn’t think she was ever sick. Turns out it was the urinary tract infection that was causing most of the problems.  While at the hospital, she had some medicine that was

Back in the hospital for a few days

Unfortunately, we’re back in the hospital again, however hopefully not for long.  On Friday, we headed over to visit Gramma and Grumpa and all was well until about bedtime.  That’s when she started having quite bad stomach pains.  After several hours and an extra dose of steroids (since we were thinking it was a Crohn’s

Say Aaahhh…

Adela had a busy week last week.  A visit to the dentist, a visit to the endocrinologist, and a play date. Mommy and Adela visited her dentist on Tuesday over at UNC.  To make a long story short, she has great teeth.  Adela was very cooperative (even happy) and let her dentist check and brush

A Long Overdue Update

It’s been a few months since we last posted an update.  With Christmas, the new year, and my getting a new job, I seem to have been able to find quite a few excuses to put off writing a new post.  However, I know many people are eager to hear how Adela has been doing,

Bye Bye Brody

On Monday, Adela had her broviac catheter (a.k.a. “Brody”) removed.  As we’ve mentioned before, we have mixed feelings about her no longer having the broviac.  It was a safety net and a convenience — if she ever needed IV medicines quickly it was available, it made for painless blood draws, and it would be great

Christmas is coming…

It’s been about two weeks since we posted and we wanted to give everyone an update on how Adela is doing. First, let’s get the medical-related topics out of the way.  She’s feeling better, has more energy, and is in a much happier mood.  We were at UNC on Tuesday for her second infusion of

Happy Belated Turkey Day

We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Adela has had a great few days.  She is very bubbly and happy. Surprise  Surprise ~ Adela actually sat next to Santa without bribery or anything. She even told him about the donut maker she wants.

Better (to be home) late than never

It’s late (11:00 PM), however we’ve just gotten home from the hospital.  Adela is fast asleep in her own bed and soon we will be fast asleep as well.  It was a long day, however we did finally get the answers we were looking for. The combination of the x-ray and a more detailed look

But wait, there’s more…

Staying true to Adela’s track record of keeping things interesting, we actually are not home yet.  Unfortunately the CT scan from yesterday didn’t give a definitive answer as to what the unknown spot is.  We thought it did, but when her GI doctor looked at it this morning, she found that the dye used for