The specific bacteria that she has is Strep Pneumo. More officially called Streptococcus Pneumoniae. I included some info from the Internet about it so Natalie can learn more about this....this is the very family of bacteria that she has always been most susceptible to, as her body never did make the pneumococcal antibody. No wonder she had constant otitis media (ear infection) as an infant and toddler. We have known this for many years. The new question is when does Blair's marrow become effective in producing this antibody.
Luckily, this type of bacteria is very sensitive to your basic antibiotic. She will be able to take an oral amoxicillin for 14 days, rather than requiring IV antibiotics. She loves to eat yogurt, and hopefully by doing so it will keep a balance in her body's gut.
Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is a Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, aerotolerant anaerobic member of the genusStreptococcus. A significant human pathogenic bacterium, S. pneumoniae was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century, and is the subject of many humoral immunity studies.
Despite the name, the organism causes many types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia. These invasive pneumococcal diseases include acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, endocarditis, peritonitis, pericarditis, cellulitis, and brain abscess.
Also both Natalie and Alice will need to avoid being outside as much as possible the next few days as the air quality is poor due to many fires. Pollution is very difficult for their asthma and can make them more susceptible for lung infections.
We need a good strong rain storm. I started singing the primary song to Natalie called "When I am Baptized". because it talks about the earth being made clean after rain. She understood the message.
p.s. Natalie really wants to know who Danika the Cat is. She received many letters in the mail from Danika the Cat. She loved it and is anxious to know who sent them. Anyone know? In fact, once she asked me how a cat could use a pen and write.
|The absolutely hardest part about going home...removing the IV--OUCH!|