8.13.2008

What's wrong?

Adleigh is still on the vent and the doctors aren't really sure what is wrong with her. Nothing has grown from the blood culture so that is a good thing, but it also means that we don't know what she is trying to fight. She acts like she has an infection so they are giving her all the antibiotics she would need. They mentioned the possibility that it could be a viral infection which they can't really give any medicine for that. Her body would just have to fight off a viral infection on its own. Hopefully within a few days they can get her off the vent and put her back on the high flow. Then we will have to work back up on her feedings. But we are just praying that God heals Adleigh and gives her strength to fight off whatever is making her so sick.

Liana took a whole bottle today! It is still taking a lot of effort to make her eat it, but she eventually does it. She is being really alert when we take her out of the isolette and we love having those times with her. They moved her oxygen back up to 1 liter (she was down to 0.8) because she was desatting more and since the change she has been able to be weaned down to 21 percent which is room air. Next week sometime they will try to see if she can go to 0.8 again.
So there is a quick update for you...thanks for all the prayers!

2 comments:

Emily said...

Hi! This is going to sound really strange, but I wanted to tell you anyway. I know I don't know you, but I found your blog via a facebook group several of my friends are members of. For the past couple weeks I have been keeping up with your blog and praying for your family. Then last night I had a crazy dream- I was at a birthday party for your girls. They were big, beautiful, happy toddlers! Everyone was laughing and having a great time, and I clearly remember everyone going crazy for how adorable the girls were- and just this sense of love and protection surrounding everyone. I just wanted you to know that you have many people that you don't even know thinking about and praying for you- and I had to pass along what happened. I have confidence that God is working amazingly on your family!

Jenni Hendrix said...

Stay strong Ferris! Your girls are amazing and have tons of support. We are praying hard!