Everyone was hoping to boot us out of the PICU today, but Bella is comfortable here. Oh well. Our fellow calls Bella the little troublemaker.
Bell’s tummy is even more distended and firm. They are stopping her feeds again. This time they will do an ultrasound and another x-ray. Her fevers continue. Her white blood count has gone up, so they are going to culture her urine and her central line. They are running a liver panel. They are scheduling another PICC line, since we aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, like home. They are starting another broad spectrum antibiotic. Pulmonology has asked that they not touch the vent settings until the tummy is resolved, so no more weaning on that front. Her sedation is now off. She is moving around.
The good news is, I guess, that I’ll have a little more time to work on the nursery at home.