Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Groundhog day

Unfortunately, Juliet's body is taking on extra fluid again. Her last remaining chest tube is minimally draining (which is good) but she has gained significant weight 3 of the last 4 nights. Her face and trunk are very swollen. I hope today will be a day of meetings with all of the sub-specialties (surgery, infectious disease, nephrology) to formulate a plan to quickly reverse this process. A section of her abdominal incision has become more open and the bigger she gets, the bigger that opening is going to get.

Here we go again.


  1. Tough news to hear and I'm sure even tougher to endure. We pray for Juliet and for each of you every day. We pray for Juliet's health and for her strength. What an incredible fighter Juliet must be so proud.

    We wish you stength as your journey continues. All our best to each of you.

    With love and prayers,
    Heidi, Bjorn & Eva

  2. What a roller coaster for all of you! I can imagine how exhausted you must feel. (The title of your post really says it all.) We continue to keep sweet Juliet and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Much love,
    Tara Burkholder Saunders

  3. Oh. Praying and keeping on praying. Love and care to Juliet and all her family... She really is keeping the doctors on their toes...that is for sure. I hope even by the time I'm catching up here that the news is already different...I hope and pray.

  4. I'm hoping that the meetings went well and that the doctors and nurses are swinging into action to reverse the swelling. We are sending prayers and healing thoughts Juliet's way. Best wishes to you all.

  5. Thinking of you all and sending prayers and fervent hope your way. Juliet is incredibly strong.