Friday, August 04, 2006
What? Me sick?
Ellie's infections continue todayand it looks like her central line will be removed this faternoon or this evening, whenever there is a slot for her in the OR.
The real bad guy right now is a persistent yeast infection in her line and her blood which is being kept around by the central line itself, which acts like a reservoir for the bugs. Getting it out will hopefully let her clear the infection faster and then she will get another line put in as soon as the bugs clear up. It may be weeks before this ahppens though since the bugs are so entrenched in her.
The good news is that the central line site isn't gone forever and the site could be used in the future after it gets a chance to heal and recover.
In the meantime, Gut Girl, just keeps on smiling and making faces at the line of people that come to see her and do things to her.
A nice video from this morning is on YouTube:
It may be mid afternoon on Friday before it is up.