Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday - Bella continues on the ventilator. She has some edema for which she is receiving steriods. They tested her thyroid and she's a little low, so they are starting her on thyroid medication. They need that at a good level for her surgery. She has a fever 100.6. (!!) In good news, the surgeons did decide to operate. I told the doctor I was going to kiss him. He said he would settle for a handshake. :) They still have to schedule it, but it looks like next week. I am so glad. I hate watching her like this. BUT..... Everyone keeps trying to tell me that her recovery may be a little bit rockier and harder than the average AV Canal DS baby. She has so much else going on right now. She is a weak, sick little girl. Update on her fever. They are checking to see what is causing the fever - they will check again for RSV and flu, as well as culture the secretions they are pulling out of her breathing tube. If she is sick, there is no surgery.