Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Back on the vent

In the middle of the night, they re-intubated Juliet. She was having trouble breathing and her labs were troubling. They put her back on the ventilator around 1am. Again last night, her weight showed a big increase - even a little more than the night before. When she started misbehaving on Sunday, they did a septic work-up to see if she had another infection. Her blood culture grew bacteria last night, which means she is septic again. Her ultrasound last night showed a clot in one of the large vessels to her heart (her IVC). All of the above make for a not-very-pretty picture. I assume today will be another day of lots of specialists and lots of changes. Lets hope they are all in the right direction.


  1. You are all in our prayers. Juliet is such an amazing fighter! Thinking of you all and especially your tenacious, determined little girl.

  2. Juliet is still in our prayers. Stay strong. You have very good doctors and nurses making her decisions. They will fix her up again and Juliet will move on to getting better. It sounds like they are on to what her problems are so hopefully they will move forward with the knowledge that God gave them. The prayer warriors are still working with us and holding hope that Juliet will come out of this with flying colors. She is a strong and determined fighter! This is just a few more hurdles in the battle but she will overcome them too. I trust in our God and he has a plan for her.
    Love you all......aunt laurie

  3. I am thinking of you all and saying an extra prayer for Juliet tonight. -Tara Burkholder Saunders