Monday, April 11, 2011

Hospital Stay #2 for 2011

So, we arrived at UNC Children's Hospital on Friday, April 8. Emily started her day with a bronchoscopy--since nothing had shown up on the cultures and it had been a couple of years since she had a bronchoscopy Dr. wanted to make sure we knew exactly what was going on. The bronch made for a long weekend of fever (and some nausea), but by Sunday evening she was feeling a lot better. The bronch revealed that her lower right lobe is filled with secretions and there seems to be a lot of infection which explains the drop in PFts to the 70s/80s (she is normally well over 100%). We have started on two IV antibiotics--tobramycin and timentin--two new ones we haven't used before. These may change depending on what the cultures reveal tomorrow from the bronchoscopy. We will be staying at least until Friday, maybe longer, depending on all the variables--lung function testing, culture results, etc. Dr. needs her here to do everything we can to get her numbers back to where they were. And we pray that we can make that happen. Emily is in good spirits--she always seems to crack a joke or give one of her infectious smiles...even when she is feeling bad--so many of the kids here seem to be that way.....guess we could all take some life lessons from them! :)


96 CSA Predators said...

Poor Sweet Girl. She is such a tough cookie! Thanks for keeping us up to date.... xxoo the Wlodyka Family

Lauren said...

This is Lauren Hartweg, Pastor Rhonda's daughter. I am here in Chapel Hill, and I just wanted you to know that I would be happy to help in any way that I can while you're here. Please let me know if you need anything! I am praying for you and your family!