Friday, May 9, 2008

Rumor has it...

Rumor has it that they are going to talk about Olivia's case in cath conference on Monday. Over the next few days, there most likely won't be anything exciting to blog about as far as Olivia is concerned. It would be silly to try to mess with things if she is going to be going to surgery during this admission. All of her cultures are still pending. I think they would love to be able to wean off her epinephrine drip, but she's not tolerating that whatsoever. It's not a drug they like to use long term, but her blood pressures are not staying stable unless she has it and no one touches it!
I do know that her white count is coming down, her platelets are going up, and her hemoglobin is staying put. These are all really good things when considering possible infections in the body. She has also been temperature free for at least the last 24 hours. They were able to make a few vent changes as well and her oxygen saturations (as well as her kidney sats) are awesome today.
So last night, Zac brought Brooklyn this direction. On the way, they stopped at the gas station and he bought her a treat. A bag of cotton candy. What were you thinking, my dear, sweet husband? My mom brought her in the house and she was squealing with delight. She was completely out of control. I've never seen her like this before in my life. It reminded me of the time Zac unintentionally let Jack have a Mountain Dew (I even accused the neighbors of giving him beer). Anyway, it was actually nice to see Brooklyn so happy and exuberant. She's normally pretty moody. Who knew I just needed to keep a bag of cotton candy on hand?


Anonymous said...


I spoke with Nicole today and she updated me on Olivia. I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that the love that you have for your children, your husband and your Lord will sustain you in all that you face. I came across this quote not too long ago and I thought I would pass it along to you. "If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it." In some small way, I hope that my prayers will be of comfort to you.

Sara Johnson