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.