Monday, May 22, 2017

Surgery update 8:30

We are with Abby in the PICU.  Everything went smoothly, but they just brought her here for closer monitoring. Dr. Cahill found infenctikn in multiple places, and the right VEPTR was eroded and infected.  Everything on the right side was removed.  The left side was infected, but still in tact.  He decided to try to keep it in, in an effort to support her spine.  It was thoroughly cleaned and may be cleaned several more times before closure.  We will talk to Plastics tomorrow to see how they would like to proceed with that.  We will also be meeting with infectious disease to discuss PICC placement and the possibility of long term IV antibiotics.  As much of a pain as that is, I really think it's necessary.  We need to kill this infection once and for all!

She has been awake and angry, mostly complaining about her 2 IVs.  She can't understand why she needs two! (Usually, she has one and the PICC line, but she doesn't count that!).   She has fallen into a pretty hard sleep now, despite the hustle and bustle of the PICU.

It's been a long day and sleep in the PICU is a joke, so I'm going to try to catch some while Abby is sleeping peacefully (thanks to our good friend Dilaudid). Thank you so much for all of your prayers today.  We feel very blessed to have so many people who care about our family.

1 comment:

Erma said...

May the Lord be with Abby, with you as a family, and with the medical staff. I pray for wisdom and for healing.