Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some happy pics instead of pics of what Influenza A looks like in Kiera.





Well, I don't have a pic to post, but most of you probably wouldn't want to see it. Here are some cute ones I had on this computer- not my favorites- but they'll do to lift the mood. Kiera tested positive for Influenza A (even though she had a flu shot this season), and her lung culture showed her old friend serratia. We had an eventful weekend. She stayed on the anesthesia ventilator until Monday afternoon, and is now back on the 840 vent but still sedated and paralyzed. She's back to the IV tree of about 7 or 8 IV pumps. She's not fantastic yet, although her left lung has opened back up a little. She's still on a rate of 40 and 60% oxygen. She's got a central line in now, done under anesthesia, for her antibiotics and started appropriate antibiotics for the serratia yesterday. She's getting fed a very teansy weensy bit to try to get her gut moving again. To add fuel to the fire, I think I have the flu now too. I stayed home today in order to rest and try to get well. I couldn't get into the doctor, but will try tomorrow. At least Kiera was sedated all day, so she probably didn't notice my absence. This is very unreal. We've been babied since October and are out of practice for this kind of worry again. I just have to keep looking at pictures of her smile.

5 comments:

K said...

Thank you so much for the update! I've been thinking about you guys and Kiera all day, hoping the news was good. Hopefully the flu will be on its way out for both you and her very soon, and she'll be ready for more happy pictures.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the update. The last one in the red dress looks like someone told her how to pose like a supermodel.

Hope you guys are hanging in well. The weather is perking up so I'm hoping she'll be home soon and then you guys will get loads of fresh air.

Taylor said...

Miss Therese,
I have been following all of Kiera's miraculous milestones and I was devastated to find out she was back in the hospital. Please call me or email me if you need anything. I am praying for you guys and I hope she is back home soon! I think about you guys daily!
Nicole

Kiera Rose said...

yeah...the nurse took the red dress pic on her cell phone and she was probably saying, "ooh...work it girl!" Very cute.

Our little Miracles said...

I can't even imagine how hard these days have been. Thanks for the happy pics. Hopefully, you will see those smiles again soon. We are thinking about you all daily.