Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sinuses and Sabrina

Sabrina was such a little trooper yesterday! We started off meeting with the allergist in the morning. I wish I could have taken a picture of her back. It was quite interesting. They scratched her back with several things to test her reaction to them. It was funny, because it didn't hurt her, just itched and she was trying to be so patient and not scratch! She developed an itchy dance, it was so cute. Unfortunately everything happened kind of quickly and I didn't take any pictures.

After the results were in, (She's allergic to Lindon trees, Mulberry Trees, Mesquite Trees and a type of dust mite) the doctor sent us up to Primary Hospital for more tests.

See, Sabrina has an excessive about of fluids in her sinuses and it is quite concerning for the doctors. They want to know why, and quite frankly so do I! They are more then likely going to have to do surgery to drain her sinuses, but they are afraid if they don't find the cause, they'll end up having to do surgery again.

If you look closely you can see the blue bags under her eyes. This is bruising caused by sinus pressure.
The purple bandages around her arms are holding gauze in place for a sweat test. The sweat test is to check her sodium levels in her sweat, used to diagnose Cystic Fibrosis.

Sabrina wanted a picture of her wrist band, see my horrible nails, needing to be filled?
We are so blessed here in Utah to have a wonderful hospital like Primary Children's. They have been so good to my family. They are great for children! Sabrina wanted a picture of the birds.

This was Sabrina's biggest owie of the day! She was so brave when they drew her blood!
Please keep her in your hearts and prayers, while we hope for an answer soon!


Myrna said...

She certainly looks like she is being a trooper through all of this.

Anonymous said...

What a brave little girl! I hope everything turns out for the best and that the dr.s can do everything they can to help her. You'll all be in my prayers, but especially Sabrina.