DancingLight Posted August 24, 2007 Report Share Posted August 24, 2007 Hello all!Thank you for all your continued thoughts and prayers for Melissa (and your song Carmen!).Melissa's mom left me a long message yesterday evening, and I am sorry I am not posting until now, but I was too wiped last night.Here is what I know:As of yesterday she had been fever-free for about 24 hours (which is always good!). Getting her fever-free is one of the big hurdles. So let's hope it's still sticking at this point.It sounded from her mom's message that the pneumonia was really tough--and they drained quite a bit of fluid from her lungs which did help her to begin breathing easier.She is happy with the medical care and the lead doctor on her case seems to be willing to fight to find the source of the sepsis--however, as she knows, and he knows, he may not be able to do this. But he's willing to try.It sounded like the bacteria found in her lungs was the same one they have been finding in her gut?Also, she is on lots of antibiotics and they are still running tests and cultures.I think the past few days have been spent on the immediate crisis of stabalizing her--rather than any actual problem solving in terms of the sepsis.The big news was that they were hoping, yesterday, that as soon as a bed became available in the step-down unit from ICU Melissa would be moved.That's the news I have...I think Melissa is pretty weak and knocked out from the pneumonia and all else that is going on. It's gonna be a long road, so keep the thoughts coming...Later alligators (just don't eat Sunfishes!)Emily Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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