Thursday, May 22, 2008

More stuff

Olivia had a good night. Another uneventful one, but we like those. Her urine culture was negative, her blood cultures haven't grown anything yet, and her sputum culture came back with some bacteria. The intensivist claims she has pneumonia of some sort. The cardiologist could care less. He wants her heart repaired last week. So, we are "tentatively" planned for Tuesday of next week. They don't want to do it tomorrow since it is before a long weekend and there wouldn't be the staff here in case something were to go wrong.
Apparently, Olivia has some other stuff going on. She is getting another transfusion today because her hemoglobin was down to 7.7. All of her other blood counts were low, too and there is something showing up called "blasts" which are like immature white blood cells. After consulting with the hematologist, there is talk of doing another bone marrow biopsy. Ugh. He is going to discuss it with the cardiologist and the intensivist and make a decision as to when to do it. They mentioned leukemia again, but the hematologist seemed very confident that there were no signs of this from the last biopsy. We'll see.
Regardless, it's nice to have another date set for surgery. It's going to be a long weekend waiting, but hopefully Olivia will stay stable enough to actually go in this time.