Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Another day down with the girls. Thomas received a call late this morning from Dr. Finkowski-Rivera who is taking care of the girls this week. She said that little Ashlyn has had a blood culture come back positive for Yeast Pneumonia, which is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. She said they have had an infectious disease doctor from Texas Children's Hospital over to see her, and that they have put her on yet another antibiotic and an anti fungi drug. Also the doctors called Thomas again around 3pm stating they needed to put an emergency PICC line in. Dr. Bloss was able to put it in successfully. When we left the hospital this evening, Ashlyn seemed to be doing a little better. The problem with the drug they are giving her for this specific type of pneumonia is that the medication is pretty hard on the kidneys and her kidney numbers are already elevated. The doctors didn't really have a choice but to give her the medication. They will be monitoring her very closely. They said time will tell what happens to the kidneys. Rachel and Haley have both had a relatively good day. They have increased the breast milk feeds for both of them and they are tolerating it well. Our biggest concern/worry is Ashlyn and all that the poor thing has gone through. Like we have said in the past, it's in the Lord's hands and all we can do is pray for her and hope for the best. We are trying hard to stay strong through all this, but it's been really hard as we have been going through these ups and downs for 5 weeks now. I feel strongly that when one door closes another one opens. That is how a loving Heavenly Father works. He is so loving and will do what is best for the girls and for Thomas and I. I know He will continue to help us through, there is no way we could make it without a kind and loving father in heaven.
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