Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Perplexed.

The doctors just rounded this morning and said they are still trying to figure out why Olivia is tolerating coming down on the vent settings. They are going to consult the cardiologist and possibly do another echo to check her heart function again. This particular doctor seems to think she is heart failure and that is why she isn't showing many signs of improvement.
She also has bacteria in her airway...the same thing that was in her urine last week. This may mean we are back in isolation, but no one has mentioned it yet, so I'm most certainly not going to bring it up!
Her fluid balance is such a touchy subject. She's either too wet or too dry, never "just right." Today, she is on the dry side. She is still running fevers - right around 101 consistently. She needs platelets, once again. She dropped down to 19,000 from 35,000 yesterday. We still have our family/doctor meeting this afternoon, and I've been working on our list of questions all day. I can say that I'm going in with the attitude that we may not get any answers, but at least we can hear everyone's theories and pick the one we like :o)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you DO get some answers today at the meeting Julie! That was a very thoughtful "DOCTOR" post too, they do become like family. A big hug goes out to you and Olivia today!! :-)
Kara

Anonymous said...

I hope your family meeting goes well with the Doctor today. I pray that either they or Olivia figures out what is going on and everything gets back on the right track again. Good idea to write the questions down-I do that with trips to the Dr. for Blaire. Hang in there!

Lynn Lotz

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for a productive get together of the minds.
Matt Lingafelter

Judy said...

Praying that your meeting goes well today! That the Lord will give Olivia's team of doctor's wisdom! That he'll give you peace and understanding about all that's going on! That you'll get some answers and that everyone will be able to come up with a game plan of how to move on from here!

Hotz' said...

Thinking of you sweetheart....