Katie-bug is still on the vent and fighting her infection. Her incision site is still quite red and angry looking and this morning they noticed some puss coming from the top of the incision. So, they removed the top 3 stiches from her chest, allowed the puss to drain, and have packed the wound. They are still giving her antibiotics to help her fight the infection. There is a possibility that it may be a staph infection, but they will not know until her wound cultures come back. Right now she is on broad spectrum antibiotics and when the cultures come back, they can switch her to an antibiotic that is more specific. There is also some arithmia with her heartbeat since she went back on the vent, but the docs are just keeping an eye on it for now. It was unbelievably worrisome yesterday to see her back on the vent and completely sedated again. Today is slightly better, they have weaned her back off the epi and weaned her sedation back down so she is at least waking up, getting fussy, and settling back down again. It is encouraging to see her acting like a fighter again.
"Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer." Psalms 4:1
We pray for mercy for our little one, that God helps her to fight off her infection and to heal up. We pray for His will in her life, so that His name may be glorified. We also pray for strength, for her and for us. It is incredibly painful to watch her go through so much.