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3/12/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to Teagan's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Teagan was seen for a viral cold a few weeks ago. She did get better but wasn't always her 100% spunky self. Wednesday night (3-1-17) she threw up over night, as well as Thursday over night. Friday morning she had a tiny fever and threw up again over night. Jonathon and I treated her fever as we always have in the past...ibuprofen/Tylenol every 4 hrs if temperature present.
Very early Monday morning Teagan again got sick and her fever was 104. Treated with ibuprofen and made a doctor's appointment. While at doctors appointment Teagan's fever was 105.6...O2 in the low 90's! X-ray, Flu & step test done. Flu & strep came back negative. X-ray showed pneumonia in lower left lung. We were sent home with antibiotics and told to come in Tuesday (3-2-17) for a recheck. At this appointment Teags fever was up to 105.1 and O2 below 90! It was then we were told she would need to be admitted to District One/Allina hospital.
Teagan was at D1 until around noon on Friday (3-10-17) where it was a battle to keep her fever down, refusal to eat, dehydration, and eventually a "barky" sounding breathing every once in a while. Around 7 am she had adv xray of her chest done. This showed that her whole left lung was full of pneumonia and that the space around her lungs was also filled with liquid! A CT scan confirmed the xrays findings. So off to children's we went.
Friday night (3-10-17) around 7 Teagan was sedated and put on a vent (to breath for her so her lungs can rest for a bit). A chest tube was placed so the liquid can be drained from her lungs & space around lungs...400 mls came out right away! She also had a central line placed into her jugular for easier blood draws etc.
Since being here she has received med treatments in the space around lungs to break up the thick liquid...after this med is administered she is placed in numerous body positions to make sure it gets to the areas it needs to. Respiratory therapy has in here numerous times to "break up" her thick liquid with a vibrating device.
We are incredibly grateful for all of the positive words and prayers from all of you!! We cannot wait for our peanut back to her sweet...Very sassy self!! Praying for no more set backs!!