Andrea continues to have good day after good day. Her numbers improved and she was very happy all day yesterday. They did dialysis and she did very well. Her temp was still hanging around, but some of the doctors decided to change the antibiotics to see if the meds are causing the fever. In the morning after dialysis she had OT come by and do exercises with her. She sat on the side of the bed twice and was able to raise herself up. I don't think I could do what she did after laying in bed for 43 days. What a trooper.
She is still having trouble seeing because of the fluid and blood that was built up behind her eyes during the first couple of weeks. Her eye lids aren't swollen anymore, but the doctors tell us that it will be awhile before we know more about the status of her eyes. She can see red when you turn on the bright exam light, but is unable to see anything else. This has to be very frustrating, but she is confident that her vision will return. Let's all pray for her eyes to get better.
Last night my Mom stayed with her in her room and she had a decent night of rest. Most of her numbers are down this morning and when my Mom left at 6AM her temp was at 98.8. At 9AM when I called her temp was back up to 100.0, but this is still low for the last week. She will not be receiving dialysis today and continues to tolerate the tube feed. The doctors also put her back on the lowest ventilator setting (CPAP) this morning and she is doing really well. One doctor mentioned that he hopes she doesn't have to be on dialysis much longer (man that would be great). I can't think of anything else, but I will get everyone another update soon. Keep the prayers coming and we will get our beautiful baby out of the hospital. Thanks for all the support.