Well, we finished the IVs for the pseudomonas, only to find out that Emily cultured mycobacteria abscessus too! It took several weeks to get the susceptibility testing completed and so we have started IVs again for this one--we are doing amikacin, cefotoxin, and clarithromycin...this is a six week treatment...then our plan is no more IVs for a looonnnggg time. Emily was sick to her stomach the first day or two, but then things have settled down. We leave the hospital today! Yay!
We took the first picc out two days before Thanksgiving so Em could be a kid for a few weeks before we had to do this again. And so glad we did as we were able to go to Virginia for Christmas and there was two feet of snow to play in. She had a blast, as did her brothers and cousins! It was a wonderful Christmas to be with family and have a white Christmas (not something we get very often in NC). We also enjoyed having Donnie home from college for a few weeks...Emily misses him terribly! Well, that's all for now, will post some pics soon, need to download from the camera...I'm a little behind with this!