Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's hard to keep track of what day it is. It feels like we're living life in three hour increments. That said, I did get out for my first run in a week - a short 25 minute jaunt- and got to see the sunrise over Lake Superior.

A mixed bag for Katie and Charlotte today. Katie is about the same. She did a good job of getting some more rest today. She woke up looking very pale, but after a Southwest Taco Salad from Wendy's for dinner she had her color back and her BP was down this evening. Also the bleeding/draining from her incision is way down.

Charlotte is now receiving a broad-spectrum antibiotic. After an x-ray of her intestines earlier today showed she was "backed-up", they decided to run some tests for infection. The blood culture that is coming back in a couple days should determine any specific infection she may be fighting off and the treatment can be more targeted. In the meantime they have her on the antibiotic as a precaution.

She also got an ultrasound of her brain today to determine blood flow and tissue growth. We haven't heard anything official, but it sounds as though there wasn't anything out of the ordinary.

Charlotte did not appreciate the disruption, but it did provide an opportunity for me to hear her cry for the first time and, for now, that is a sweet sound.

Katie and I got to give her a bath this morning, which she also did not like one bit. The "bath" really consisted more of wiping her down, but it did require taking off the CPAP and her feeding tube so we got see her face unobstructed for the first time in a week.

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