Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Quick Abbey Update
Soon after I posted earlier today, I again took Abbey's temperature and it had gone up to 101.2. I called her nurse and she told me that we needed to bring her right in. When we got there they drew her labs to see where her numbers were. All of her numbers looked great so that was a relief because if she was neutrapenic (low numbers) we would have been spending at least one night there. Her heart rate was high and her fever was definitely there so they first gave her some fluids, then gave her an antibiotic through her port. They took a blood culture which they will now watch for a few days to see if anything grows. Although they are thinking this is a viral thing, they always have to treat it as if it's a bacterial infection in her blood because that can be very serious. We will not know if it's a bacterial infection until her cultures come back at around 48 hours, so please pray that nothing grows in the culture. Tomorrow we will again be watching her temperature closely. If she continues to run a fever we will have to take her back tomorrow afternoon for her to get another antibiotic to cover her in case something does grow in her culture. If her fever is gone and she seems to be better they will not need to do the extra antibiotic. Thanks so much for your comments on my last post. They were so uplifting to me as I was able to read them tonight after a long day. I'll let you know tomorrow how she's doing... Thanks!
Posted by Colbert Family at 10:29 PM