Monday, December 8, 2008

Negative is good.

Things are going well here. Olivia pretty much hasn't woken up since about 11:00 this morning.
I'm jealous.
So far, so good on the lab tests:
RSV - negative
Influenza - negative
MRSA - negative
fever - coming down
respiratory rate - slowing down a bit.

They are going to try and wean down her O2 to see how she handles that. She's doing pretty good so far. If she gets any worse whatsoever, we are most likely heading upstairs.
Right now we are being followed by the Children's Hospital doctors and all their residents, as well as having the PICU doctors and residents keeping a close eye on her. We aren't as familiar with the faces of the Intermediate unit, and haven't always had the best experience, but things are going really great. I'm loving our nurses today and they have changed a few things that make me feel soooo much more comfortable down here. Or maybe it's just because we spent a night on a general pediatric floor in a small hospital last night? Either way, we are hanging in there and the doctor thinks it's just a viral thing that needs to run its course. Quickly.


Anonymous said...

Here's praying that Olivia gets back to making those adorable kissy faces VERY SOON!
Love, Laura S.

Anonymous said...

I'm working on General Peds tonight and saw that Livvy was admitted, went down and peeked in and she & Zach were asleep. Keeping you all in my thoughts and hoping for a quick discharge. I'll keep checking up on her.

Erika Tibbs, Peds RN