Monday, January 19, 2009

Hanging in There...

We are cautiously optimistic. Jeanna seems to be doing a bit better. She has not had fever for several days now...which is a good indication that the antibiotics are doing their job. We are so thankful for that.

Today she had an ultrasound of her heart, and as last week, it still shows a flailing piece on her heart valve that looks like it could detach, which is what caused the stroke that she had last week. We are hoping to hear more from the doctors tomorrow, but so far, it has been difficult to get the information that we are craving.

We did find out today that since Jeanna does not have insurance, that she will not be kept in the hospital for the full 6 weeks of IV antibiotic therapy. She will be treated on an outpatient basis...coming to the clinic each day for an IV treatment.

She is relieved because, having spent a week in her hospital room, she is ready to leave. We, as her family understand her wanting to be home, but worry about her leaving the 24/7 care that she has access to at the hospital.

We are all so thankful for the prayers that have been offered on Jeanna's behalf. They have been, and will continue to be, greatly appreciated!

Writing the Waves,


mer@lifeat7000feet said...Best Blogger Tips

Thankful for an update, Christi...your family has been on my mind the past few days.

And how is your foot?

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