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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Rounds Update

The attending Dr. and the group of doctors came by. 

Bella has responded to to bicarbonate and saline and the right lung has cleared up in the lower and central regions.  but now both right and left upper lobes are clouded.  He said this says there is no pneumonia but it is travelling mucus.  They will try the treatment again and do more frequent suctioning to try to get rid of the mucus.

The Dr. said that we would not do any procedures on her until she improves a lot more.  Her body just cannot handle a big procedure in its current condition.

I think the biggest thing right now is to get her lungs cleared up.  then we can work on preventing them from filling up again.

it is a really delicate balance but they are still narrowing down things.

-- Jason


OPA said...

Jason, Thanks for the update this morning. We love all of you and hope and pray that Bella can begin to overcome the ravages of her body soon.

Heather said...

Praying for clear lungs ... and a whole lot more.Keep moving forward sweet Bella .. you are a tiny but mighty fighter.

Gabriela said...

Ich denke an euch