Thursday, May 8, 2008

A little more info

Olivia had a very stable night. Around 5:00 am they had to change out one of her medications and her pressures dropped into the 40's again. So, they switched that medication to an epi drip to help keep her pressures up. Otherwise, no big changes throughout the night. They aren't really changing much - just keeping her comfy for a couple of days. Her chest xray looked much better this morning compared to yesterday.
One of her blood cultures did come back positive, so they will draw more cultures today to see if it just a contaminent or if there is an infection in her blood stream. The results take 24-48 hours, so we won't know much until the weekend in regards to the new cultures they are going to send. I think they have found her happy medium and will just let her rest for a while and not mess too much.


Judy said...

So Julie, are you spending the night at the hospital or are you going to your parent's house at night so you can get some rest?? I hope you're able to get a break every now and then. It's got to be very stressful seeing Olivia so sick and not being able to do much about it. I guess the hospital setting has become rather familiar and I'm sure you know the staff well by now. Thank God you're a stay at home mom, so you can be with Olivia as much as possible. Tell Olivia how much we love her and that so many many people are praying for her and wishing her the best!

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Kandi. I am a friend of Nicole's from Dixon and I am on the steering team at MOPS with her. She has shared many heart touching stories about you and I just would like you to know I am praying for you and I hope Olivia is feeling a little better each day. I obviously read your blog (is that how you say it) I am so new to the computer I dont even know if Im typing in the right spot so sorry if Im messing this up. At least if I am it could be a laugh for you for the day. Anyways may God bless you and your family. They are truely blessed to have an awesome mom like you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you- Kandi Schumacher

Anonymous said...

Zac and Julie -
Many thoughts and prayers have been coming to you and your family. Please know that I continue to think about you often. It is very difficult to know that many things in this world are totally out of control--Especially when we would like to be able to control things for the ones we love. May God give you the power to continue to be as strong as you've been throughout this journey of life.

Matt Lingafelter

Anonymous said...

Dear Zac & Julie,
Our prayers continue to be with you and your family. You are so strong, and your strength is being reflected in your little angels. I know that being in the hospital is lonely, but many of us are there with you in spirit.