Saturday, April 12, 2008
I wish I had better pictures to post.. I like the last pictures of her at home much much better. It has been really hard to see Bela like this today...it feels like we've taken huge steps backwards. But oh well..we must go on. She needed this surgery and so now we get on the road to recovery again. Tomorrow morning she will go back into the OR to have a PIC line put in that will give us a more permanent IV access to give her meds long term. Hopefully with the PIC line put in we can take her home to give her the last month of her antibiotics there. After the procedure tomorrow they'll hopefully take out the ventilator if they continue to see no signs on infection elsewhere. The chest tube should come out too.
Everything went well during the surgery. It took two hours, she tolerated it well and they felt they got it all cleaned out really well. They had to give her some blood, she was very anemic. She was a little uncomfortable when they brought her back but she's been sleeping peacefully most of the afternoon. I just don't want her feeling any pain. That is the hardest part.
They are still very concerned about her size and she is not absorbing all of the nutrition she is getting. When she is well, we have to figure out how to get her absorbing and digesting so she will grow and be better able to fight off infections. The dr. said she was in a very weakened condition and so the infection was able to just take over. I can't wait til the day when she's a 10 pounder!