Not sure if this will make sense but I will try...Annabel was admitted with a central line infection of gram neg rods and line had to be pulled on Monday. When she returned from recovery the nurse on floor noticed a high heart rate immediately and then heard a gallup but different rhythms. So then doctors were coming from everywhere. Assessment was done quickly and she was moved to PICU. She was in septic shock and respiratory failure. We were told her lungs were very sick. Tried several things then she was intubated and placed on vent. Her lungs just got worse and the fever the last two days have never came below 102.4 until today. Tonight they are going back up but they didn't stay up all day. Another positive was that she was voiding better today. Not enough but better. yea! Her blood pressures have been too low and she needed more help but today they could decrease the help a bit and her pressures have been a little better, not great but a little bit better. yippee! She is going longer periods of time without needing to be bagged, thank you Jesus!
These terms I use are not from me but from what the doctors describe to us. Like she is in fluid overload. Today the fluid began to pool in both the lower lobes of her lungs. Actually they expected this so I was not too discouraged. When they showed me the X-rays this morning
Instead of this whiteout from yesterday, I could see through parts in the upper right lung. To me I thought it looked better they say unchanged overall, I guess because of the fluids.
This afternoon late Infectious disease came in for consult concerning her gut. The entire top half of gut is filled with very distended bowel loops. This may require surgery to remove. Annabel is already considered to have dismotility, pseudo-obstruction, neurogenic bowel, and now they are saying she is short gut. I said nonshe just had a resection of her bowel and they looked on records and said she is short gut to the removing of part of her gut. So basically we are praying no surgery will need to be done on the distended loop of bowel. At this point due to the c-diff finding and continued fevers they say she has severe colitis.
THis is probably rambling, misselled, poor punctuations or some parts maybe misunderstood. It is always so much to take in.
I have read each comment and wish I could respond to each one. I just can't right now. If you call me on the room phone and I cut you off due to doctor coming in then forget to call you back please forgive me. If you text me and I don't respond I may have forgotten but I do read my text. I am also reading my emails and have a hard time returning them. One thing is for certain that I find so much comfort in know that so many people are praying for her. Thank you for supporting us with your comments, thoughts and prayers