Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sunday, September 2 - Day 40

Kathryn has remained fairly stable throughout the weekend so far. She has had a few small drops in sats, but no really major events. They did finally find that she had an infection. The cultures they took last Sunday came back positive for bacteria 5 days after the initial culture. They are running antibiotics against the culture in a lab setting to see which medicine will beat her strain of bacteria and they hope to start administering the particular medicine today or in the morning. Meanwhile, she is on three broad spectrum antibiotics for now and has been for the week. She is still on all the other medications and is having blood transfusions a little more frequently now (every 2-3 days) because they are checking her labs more frequently through this infection. So, no large changes right now.

Dr. Mena talked to her yesterday afternoon and explained to her the "importance" of SEC football and told her that she needed to remain stable and calm last night so that Auburn could concentrate on their game. Evidently Kathryn minded her doctor (or as Dr. Strange would say, Uncle Wahib Mena). She did well, and so did Auburn. Well, I wouldn't say Auburn did well, but we did win!!

Please pray for continued stability, improvement, and wisdom for our doctors and nurses (and some much needed rest and stress relief for Greg and I)!!


1 comment:

michellecollier said...

Kathryn - We're thinking about you! I'm so glad that Dr. Mena told you all about SEC football. Undoubtedly, it will be a big part of your life! We are continuing to pray for your strength and stable health, and for Mommy, Daddy, and Maddie. War Eagle!
- Michelle, Jason & Reese