Thursday, March 5, 2009

I *heart* Olivia's doctors.

Well, most of them. I'm obviously not overly impressed with the surgical team lately. I finally got to the end of my rope and requested to see Olivia's cardiologist and Dr. Al from St. Jude for a little powwow. I'm feeling so much better. We evaluated all of the concerns that I was having and received an answer for most of them. The plan is to reduce the dose of Lovenox and just watch her mitral valve really, really closely. She is going to get another platelet and blood transfusion tonight to boost her up even more. After her transfusions this morning, her platelets were up to 49,000 and her hemoglobin was up to 8.4. The goal is to get her to stop bleeding from her central line site (which hasn't been taken out yet, but should be soon). She also is having an echo done tomorrow to check on her heart. They may also "scope" her to make sure she isn't having any internal bleeding. Sounds like some big plans. We'll keep you posted...


Amy said...

I just appreciate you keeping us posted so much!!! It helps us all know how to pray. And at least for me, Olivia is never far from my heart and thoughts. Your precious little girl has captured my heart, and even though I've never even met her, she is greatly loved in our family.

You've had a very frustrating day. I really don't know how you do it, quite honestly.

Olivia is an extremely blessed little girl to have such a passionate, informed, tenacious and absolutely persistent advocate for her. You are a tremendous mom. Even on the tough days. You've had more than your fair share.

Keep going girl. We are holding you up in prayer!