Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Update
Lenah is most certainly not having a good day today. This morning her lungs were severely compressed by fluid around them. The fluid has been determined to be a fatty/lipid fluid. It is likely produced because her bowels are not working well. She also has a lot of air in her abdomen and intestine. Her belly is very distended and she looks pretty awful, The nurses said she looked much worse before they put the chest tubes in. Her heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygenation are currently stable and she is on pain and sedation medication. They are having to put in a new arterial IV line as the one in her leg is failing. They can still put fluid in it, but are unable to draw blood from it for lab work. Right now we just have to wait and see what happens. There is nothing definite to do at this moment except continue medication and see what her body does. We won't know if there is infection going on until the lab work is done. I will post as we get more information.