Wednesday, April 15, 2009

8:45AM Update - Wed.

The nurse said she was stable again during the night. She is still running a fever, so is needing the ice water wash cloths. They have upped her to their biggest-gun antibiotic to cover any possibility of infection. Her cultures were clear so far.

She is still dumping all the fluid they are putting into her, so no change there. Her blood pressure is still too low, but not in a danger area.

Her pacemaker was turned down for awhile last night, but they had to turn it back up to 155 beats per minute. The nurse doesn't know why - so she will try to find out and let me know. The goal is to get her heart to beat on it's own--but first be able to turn the pacemaker down to 110.

Her oxygen levels have been pretty good throughout (yay!) which is giving us those pink toe nails. :)

These are the machines keeping her alive. What an amazing place! We are so blessed to be here with such wonderful surgeons, doctors and nurses. I am thankful that God gives surgeon's their brilliant minds!


connie said...

Thank you, Karin, for the update. We will continue to pray and look for updates today. May God hug you in a big way today!

Cari Bacon said...

I'm so glad to read the update. Kate was the first thing on my mind this morning when I woke up, and I could hardly wait to get on my computer to know how she is doing. It is amazing what God is doing!

Still praying!

happymama said...

Praying for your little girl and family.
Blacksburg, VA

Mom Of Many said...

Walking out the door and here is an I know how to pray specifically this morning.

Praying as I drive...xo

The McCarleys said...

Thanks for the update! It's the first thing I do in the morning. Hope you slept well. Thank God for pink toes!

The McCarleys

Holly said...

We have the same picture of all of the IV machines:) You'll be so happy when the number of IV drips are reduced:)

Funny thing, I ran into your dad today during lunch. I was happy to see him!

Jason and I are continuing to pray and it sounds like she's doing good - I'm so happy to hear that she still has so much fight in her!!!