Friday, April 18, 2008

Hospitals, bone marrow, and earthquakes, oh my?

First off, I'm not updating from home. But, the hospital has gone wireless! Woohoo! My dad was kind enough to run his laptop in to the hospital so I have something to do while Olivia sleeps! This is unbelievable! I'm lovin' it.

Anyway, Olivia is going to stay for the weekend, most likely. The intention was to send her home today, but her blood counts are down again. Her platelets have gone down again as well as her hemoglobin. So, they have decided to go ahead with the bone marrow biopsy that was put on hold during our last hospital stay. They are doing the procedure at 3:00 this afternoon. They will give her lots of sedation through her IV and numb the actual area for the aspiration. It's a bedside procedure, but is supposed to be very painful. Then she will get some packed red blood cells afterwards to boost her hemoglobin up. Hopefully, we will be able to get some answers as to why her blood counts continue to do this. Zac is on his way so he can be here this afternoon.
Otherwise, Olivia is being treated for pneumonia. She is happy and playful - reading tons of her books and just having a great time here in the PICU!

So how about those earthquakes?


Judy said...

Yay for wireless internet!! Now you can give us the play by play!!