Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lung scan results

Olivia had her lung scan first thing this morning. She handled the field trip down there just fine. The results showed that the left lung doesn't quite fill up like it's supposed to, but the right lung actually looks a little normal. As Dr. Torres said..."Just another Olivia-ism." He didn't have a reason as to why her left lung doesn't fill like it should, but regardless of that, she does not have the platelet clotting problem in her lungs. So, we'll move on to step 2 - talking Dr. Fortuna in to stripping her pericardium. Sounds simple enough, right? He's crazy-busy this week, so it's just a matter of catching him at the right moment.
Other than that, Olivia hasn't had the best day. If she's awake, she's sad and coughing. She looks pretty puffy today and seems to be holding a lot of extra fluid. They are trying a few things this afternoon to try to get her back to her happy self. We are praying that it kicks in soon, because she's had a pretty miserable day.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear Olivia has had a rough day today. I hope the new meds will give her her smile back very soon! :-)

Judy said...

Oh that sweet girl! The lung scan doesn't really sound like a fun process, so I'm glad she handled that well! I'm sorry she's feeling so miserable. I hope she sleeps well tonight and I'm praying that you'll have favor with Dr. Fortuna!

Tom and Kate said...

Still praying for all of you. And so is Trinity. You are all in our hearts and minds every day.... Keep on trucking little Olivia... Love and hugs surrounding to you all.

Claire said...

Oh poor Olivia! I hope today is a better day. Praying.