Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2 steps forward, 1 step back. Surgery #4

2 steps forward, 1 step back. The PICC line is in, which should make things a lot easier for Zoey to receive her antibiotics and pain meds. They did put in a feeding tube as well, which we knew was going to be a struggle. She really needs the nutrients in her body to be able to heal, but unfortunately the NG tube didn't last long before Zoey pulled it out. She is a feisty little fighter! This evening she is doing her best to try to eat; she was able to eat 2 chicken nuggets and an egg yolk. Way to go Zoey!

Surgery #4 today did find more infectious tissue. This is definitely disappointing news. We really believed that today would be it. Her poor little body is going to have to endure yet another surgery tomorrow. This infection needs to STOP spreading! Her body has been through enough, and it's time to begin healing and the next step of this crazy journey. Our hearts are hurting for her tonight.

On a brighter note, some encouraging news! They feel that for the time being she is safe enough to not have to be in ICU! Tonight Bryan was able to have some precious father-daughter time, carrying his baby girl to her new isolation room outside of ICU. <3

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