Things seem to be going well with her lumber drain although it is super stressful to watch her drain spinal fluid. She has 10 cc taken every single hour day and night. We are in the care of charge nurses now as our case continues to be complicated. They drain it, then clamp it and we are hoping the draining is giving her incision a better chance to heal without the additional fluid pressure. She doesn't seem to be bothered about laying flat, because she doesn't feel good enough to move. Oh how I miss the two-year-old who wrote on our master bedroom walls with a sharpie 4 weeks ago! We'll get that girl back though, she will pull through this.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Cassie is still fevering and her CRP is still high. Everyone is concerned and not able to tell us why this is. She is still on 4 heavy antibiotics, and we are basically on a witch hunt now to see if the infection has moved to another part of her body. She is in good spirits and eating so that is great though. They are running more blood and urine samples and we're waiting on those. Today she will have a bone scan, and then an x-ray of her lungs. Tomorrow she may need a full body MRI. We will beat this *#%^ bacteria if it's the last thing we do. She is a fighter and really she is tougher then the rest of us. We appreciate your continuing thoughts and prayers.