Monday, June 29, 2009

Infection.....

From the blood cultures taken yesterday, one of the lumens coming from her PICC line tested gram positive. The weird part of it all is that her white blood cell count was lower today than yesterday BEFORE the antibiotics started. Things that make you go hmmmmmmm. (remember that song??) ha ha So, today they went ahead and took a urine sample as well just to make sure the right antibiotics are on board. Lindsay also had ALL of her stitches removed today. Three chest tube sites and her canulation site from being on ECMO. One step closer everyday............
The antibiotics will last 2 or 3 days and hopefully they won't have to pull that PICC because we still need it for diuretics (which they will start to ween starting tomorrow or so), now antibiotics, and for lipids. Her feeds are going fairly well now and she is back to 35 cc's per hour and her goal is 40. The other change that they made was changing the frequency of her Valium dose. She will now be on a 0.1 ml dose (very small but it works great!) every 8 hours instead of every 4 hours from 9a until 9p and nothing at night. With the other, she was snowed all day long and just slept instead of doing physical therapy, etc. Today has been much better and we have seen many more smiles! Praying for even better days ahead!
Love, Suzie

29 comments:

Loraaf said...

Sorry to hear that she has an infection, but so happy to hear that everything else is going well! I will be praying for the infection to clear and that she tolerates the lowering of her meds well!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I missed a few days. These are all good news so far. I am glad she could play with daddy's nose:). Praying for good results on the antibiotics.

Love
Ute

Tara said...

I am sorry to hear about the infection but sounds like they got it early and things are great. I love the picture on top of the blog. She is beautiful!!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

I'm sorry to hear about the infection, but she seems to be doing great. You guys definitely have a fighter on your hands!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture...

"The Weavers" said...

BOO to the infecton,lol!But I'm glad that things are improving.I've been praying like crazy,for Princess Lindsay!I will def. continue to do so,I'm sure it just makes you melt to see those sweet little smiles!God Bless!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that Lindsay is improving every day. We'll keep praying for her!

Elaine said...

Oh, Suzie...the new picture is beautiful...what a princess!! You were reading my mind...I was thinking "about time for a Fourth of July Blog design"!!!

I am sorry about that darned old infection, but at least they are right on top of it! The nerve...an infection attacking our princess! All of those stitches out: YEAH!!!!

I am sure it has been a long and sad week for all of you...please remember how much we love you and that we are all praying for you as well as Ethin's family in this terrible loss.

Always, always praying, Elaine

Stephanie said...

I pray the infection will be gone quickly, Keep getting better baby girl, you can do it!

Our Family said...

Sorry to hear about the infection, but glad that they figured out the issue. Lindsay is just gorgeous and I always love to see her pictures! Still praying for you guys all of the time! God bless!
Bernie

Anonymous said...

i love the new update to the page! we'll be praying that this bacteria was just a contaminate and that she's on the mend and can keep her PICC! hopefully it's just a little bump in the road!

Chris said...

Sorry to hear about the infection but glad that she is doing better .
Thank You for the updates:)
Thinking and praying for you .

The Butcher Family said...

LOVE the new look!!! The princess is amazing!
We're praying for all to continue to improve!
Love you~ Rebecca

dani said...

So glad to hear all is going better! I love the new picture and look of the site! Lindsay is amazing...she gets it from her momma and daddy. miss you bunches.

love dani

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you guys are seeing lots of smiles! Good job Lindsay!!

Love, The Martin Family

Megan said...

Sorry to hear that she has an infection... I'm glad that she is feeling better and that you are getting to see lots of smiles. She is so cute!

Amy Meeker said...

Little Lindsay I am glad you are smiling again! Your new picture is so CUTE!!!!! You amaze me with your strength. Keep going!

Praying........
Love,
Your Dallas Fan Club!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE the new blog look!!!!!!

Hate to hear that she has an infection...praying that the antibiotics work and everything is okay with that line!!

I don't think you'll ever get enough smiles after all she's been through :) Keep them coming Lindsay!

Katie said...

Love the new picture of the princess! She's so adorable. Sorry about that infection...and congrats on all tubes removed! Wow, she really is an amazing little thing, isn't she!?! Hugs to our sweet friends in Michigan!

Rachel Dominguez said...

I am so glad she is getting better!

I got my Lindsay bracelets in the mail yesterday and like I told Elaine...I will wear it with pride and joy each and every day and everytime I look at it, I will say a little prayer. My second bracelet will be split between my four children with each of them wearing it a different day. We will continue to pray daily, as always, for our Little Lindsay girl! We all have a special love for her.

Love and Prayers,

Rachel

♥ Michele ♥ said...

Yea Lindsay!! Keep it going baby girl! We are still thinking of you!

melissa said...

Praying for good things to come Lindsays way!
Melissa Langston

Kristi said...

Yay for better days! Hope this is one of the last few obstacles to going home. We are still praying!

SassyCassie said...

Love the new background! Sorry that little Lindsay has an infection. I hope she gets better soon!

Uncle Dan said...

Thinking about you guys! A little progress each day! Hope to see you soon!!

Love,

Uncle Dan

aimee gillespie said...

Alright Miss Lindsay, if you're trying to bust out of that joint, you have to stop getting these crazy infections! ;-)

Glad to see that she's making progress in other areas. The new picture at the top of the blog is adorable. Continuing to pray for the Princess. Keep on moving in the right direction!

Lots of Love,
The Gillespie Clan

Lauren said...

The new picture is so cute. Hope she gets over the infection very soon. Come on Princess you can do it. Thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

I read on Tommy's blog that it is a blood infection. I understand how dangerous those can be. I will be praying my heart out for Miss Lindsay today that it was caught early and the antibiotics can get the job done. Keep fighting Lindsay!!!!!

Kelly said...

I have followed your blog for the last year. By best friend had her engagement pictures done by patti. We have both been praying for your little girl since we saw an update on Patti's blog. Slowly, I am starting a blog and wanted to put the Pray for Lindsay gadget on the side, but couldn't find the url. If you wouldn't mind, would you send it to me? I had thought it was on the side of your blog, but could be wrong. Or its there and I'm blind (also possible!)

Lindsay is absolutly beautiful. Leesh and I are still praying for her daily!

God Bless!
-Kelly
smedleyk@student.gvsu.edu
(www.smedley13@blogspot.com