We still don't know for sure whether it's viral, bacterial, or both, but she did get a freakishly fast result back from her blood culture (usually it takes from 24 hours to 48 for the bacteria to grow and come back positive). Since it's back already, it could either mean she has an uncommonly nasty infection in her blood, or that the culture was somehow contaminated. She also now has cellulitis in her right leg--and no girls, this is not the same as cellulite. Her white blood count also just came back really, really low. She is on reverse quarantine, which means that she's not going to infect us or the other kids in the hospital--but we could infect her and that would be deadly at this point.
So it's gown, glove, and mask time. Also time to just wait . . .
I don't know what's harder: seeing her like she was when she moved from the Vent to the CPAP over a month ago--mad as a hornet and really unhappy with life; or seeing her like she is now--limp as a wet noodle, pale as a ghost, not even crying or caring when they poke her for the umpteenth time to draw blood.
Noah's 5th Birthday
2 months ago