Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Infected Central Line?




Aubree had another fever today. That is not a good sign for her and her central line. Her blood cultures have all come back positive the last couple of days. They are waiting for her blood cultures to come back today to see if they grow bactieria or not. If they do they will pull her central line and replace it. She will have a regular old IV for a couple of days till they decide that the bacterial infection is gone, then they will decide what kind of line to put back in her. She will need a line for months to come, and we still use it, even at home, a few times a day and all night. If her cultures come back with no growth she will still be in the hospital for a couple of days because of the fever today. This means that she will be there for her birthday tomorrow. If she needs her line pulled, they will do it tomorrow. I am so sad that she will be there on her birthday and even more sad to think that she might go into surgery. But the only holiday she has spent out of the hospital is Easter so I guess its just one more "holiday" in the hospital!


5 comments:

  1. Autumn, I'm so sorry Aubree's fever came back! I know how hard it is to plan on being out for special occasions and then having to stay in the hospital! Just know that there are so many of us praying for you, Aubree, and your family.

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  2. Oh Autumn, I'm so sorry to hear this! It just breaks my heart that she has to go through so much pain :(. Please keep updating us, and I just hope they make the right decision! I hated being in between central lines last week. Hard to know what the best decision is sometimes. You're such a good mama--keep on going!

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  3. I'm sorry Aubree will be in the hospital for her birthday....or that she has to be there at all. You are doing a great job. Tara

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  4. Poor baby... We miss your smiling face and hope that things get better quickly. It was fun seeing you the other day. Love ya ~Linds

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