Last night, after consulting with our pediatrician, we decided to take Charlotte to the ER, and ultimately admit her to the hospital to figure out what the heck is going on. Her health declined all weekend; to the point where she would not move off our laps all day Sunday, ate/drank next to nothing (except for nursing....that she has upped from her normal once a day to 5-6 times a day, I am sure for comfort mostly), and whined/whimpered the entire time she was awake.
Almost twelve hours after being admitted, we know nothing. Charlotte was hydrated, and immediately perked up and ate an entire medium fry from McDonald's, the most she has eaten in a week. She slept okay despite the constant disruptions from nurses, and seems in okay spirits. They did more blood work last night, this time showing her platelets still low (though a bit higher than Friday) as well as her white blood count. However, no abnormal white blood cells have been found as of yet.
Both oncology and GI have been in to see her this morning. Oncology, obviously wanting to rule out leukemia. Their plan is to give it another 24 hours and repeat her CBC tomorrow morning. If her counts are still off, they will do a bone marrow biopsy tomorrow. GI wants to rule our celiac disease (which they say could be causing the diarrhea, but not the low platelets), so they drew blood for a celiac panel today. Those results will take a week, however.
That is all I know. Charlotte is doing okay. She was cranky this morning, but when Mike got here, she immediately perked up shouted "hi" and signed "dada." I think she was happy to see a familiar face and not someone else who would poke and prod at her. She is in a really good mood right now, eating a fruit cup, sitting on Mike's lap, watching her um-teenth episode of Signing Time this morning. Lets hope she naps.
Thank you, thank you for all the messages of love and prayers. It means so much to us to have such a huge "web" of support behind our girl.