Thursday, October 23, 2008

Settling in for the Long Haul

Well, it looks like we're going to be here for a while.

Dr. Goldman came in this morning and told us that she did, indeed, grow staff in the culture. What that means is that we need to give her IV antibiotics to get this under control in order to save her port.

He told us that we were going to be here until the culture came back negative and then seven days after that. So, the earliest we can go home is next Friday. He did say that if her counts were up, we might be able to negotiate going home next Monday with an at home nurse. Maybe. So, that's what we're hoping for.

Good news about being in the hospital? Chocolate Thunder Cake. I mean, really, let's look at the bright side, shall we? What do they put in that little bit of deliciousness? It is a fork full of heaven.


Vickie said...

As long as your at a spa that serves chocolate thunder cake, I think you should order that with your sea salt baths and massages.

Not envying you a week plus long stay. We were sent home once with higher counts but continuing IV antibiotics. It was actually a piece of cake. They sent us home with a refrigerator full of items that looked like grenades. We would attach one to Erin's IV line every twelve hours and pull the pin. It would automatically infuse the stuff at the right rate.

Good luck.



Amy Jo said...

I will continue to keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there...please eat a piece of cake for me!! Chocolate Thunder...mmmm...If the coffee is good too I might have to consider moving in!

Laura said...

I am so sorry for this added challenge.
I ALWAYS remember that beautiful little girl in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know that everyone at St. James is thinking about ya'll. If you need anything, we are only a phone call away.
Ms. Lisa

Carolyn Wing said...

I hope they offer a massage there as well. When my mom was a nurse, that was part of her bedtime routine, asking the patient if they wanted a back rub!!1 Back rub and chocolate cake-only home sounds better. Hugs and prayers and lots of love. Carolyn Wing grandma to Laura Stage IV neuroblastoma page name LauraVDB