Friday, January 18, 2008

Unfortunately the surgeons were not able to close her chest today. They were also not able to put in the broviac because her white blood cell count went up which can be an indication of infection - they took a bunch of cultures for testing and we should know for sure in the next 24 - 48 hours. If there is no infection and Abby was just throwing us another curve ball, they will attempt to close her chest next week. If there is an infection it will push back the closure - pray for no infection.

We also had a care conference today with Dr. King, Dr. John and Dr. Guillery who is the Kidney doctor. Dr. Guillery is encouraged by her latest kidney ultrasound but because there has been no urine output, he is not sure what will be the end result - he stated worse case scenario she will need a transplant, best case scenario her kidneys will bounce back. Everything that we need to work on - lungs, getting the fluid off and improving her kidneys is all based on getting her chest closed. The doctors stated that they are not giving up and neither are we. Lots of Love.

1 comment:

Aunt Maria said...

I was watching the movie "Something the Lord Made" the other night and the doctor said "I don't care what the charts say this little girl wants to live" and she did. It certainly sounds like our Abby. I truly believe she will overcome everything thrown at her. "This little girl wants to live too".

We love you and continue to pray for all of you.

Aunt Maria