Thursday, November 25, 2010

I Am Thankful...

For the doctors and nurses who are taking care of Juliet today and everyday.
For all of you who continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
For my family & friends who stand by to hold me up when I can't do it alone.
For Chris, Addison, & Mackenzie who make me smile every single minute.
For Juliet, who has shown me the meaning of strength.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and those who make you smile.

Juliet is relatively stable. She remains on the vent, with both chest tubes continuing to drain. Sunday and Monday nights she gained almost 400g each night. Tuesday night she gained 200g. And last night, she gained 100g. It seems the fluid is slowing - both in her weight and in her chest tube output. Hopefully, this latest episode of sepsis is winding down with the antibiotics and we will start to see some changes in the right direction very soon. After a few more blood tests, the team will start her on some medicine for her blood clots. This won't really help to make the exisiting (very old) clots smaller, but it will prevent them from getting any bigger and causing even more issues.

1 comment:

  1. And Juliet is just as thankful that she has you, Chris and the girls by her side.
    We all give thanks for having this precious little fighter in our lives. She has taught us well and shows us what real determination can do! Missed you but we'll see you all when things are better! Love you.....aunt laurie