Friday, July 30, 2010

A short-lived "negative"

Well, the negative blood culture was short-lived. Yesterday's blood culture is positive again. Arrrrrggggghhhh. The doctors increased the doses of both of her antibiotics - maybe that will help.

The surgeon removed the drain from her abdomen today. He took a good look at her abdominal x-ray and thoroughly examined her and is generally pleased with what he sees. Juliet still has a LOT of fluid in her abdomen, but she has a lot of extra fluid in her whole body. The biggest question remains: "where is the infection coming from and why aren't the antibiotics working?"

She continues to require daily transfusions of either blood or platelets (& sometimes both). She is still on the jet ventilator, but has remained stable & requires just a little bit of extra oxygen.

Today, she is extra fiesty for some reason. She keeps looking at me like "why does everyone keep messing with me??"

Now, it's just a waiting game. Waiting and watching. Waiting for negative cultures and good platelet levels and watching her clinical stability.

As the surgeon left today, he said "I hope you have a boring weekend!" ME TOO! I hope we have a very boring weekend. :)

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