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home from the hospital again

Oct 12, 2009 - 0 comments
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Pain

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meningitis

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Headache

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chiari I malformation

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white blood cells

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red blood cells

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Fever

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Arthritis

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inflammation



We just got back from another stay in the hospital. A large bulge filled with spinal fluid brought us to the neurosurgeon. He ordered a lumbar puncture and an MRI. The lumbar puncture showed white blood cells, red blood cells, and an abnormal amount of glucose in the spinal fluid. The white cells of a normal healthy person would number 0-3, but Taylor had over 30 white blood cells in her spinal fluid sample. They called it aeseptic meningitis. She was dizzy, had headaches, and a fever. She's home and still has low grade fevers, but she will see an infectious disease specialist and a pediatric rheumatologist. She has had x-rays and blood tests to look for inflammation, but the hospitalist thought her fevers are a sign of inflammation and not infection. She said some kids have arthritic symptoms before lab tests show anything. We will forge on trying to get answers for our daughter. We won't give up until she is pain free.

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