So, I told Justin yesterday evening when we left the hospital, I felt like "It is the calm before the storm" in regards to Jenna. He said that everything was fine, she will be ok and keep moving forward after surgery. I just was not sure what would happen today, I felt like she could make it through surgery fine. Well, Jenna had other plans.
We arrived this morning and came in to her nurse and the night charge nurse standing in her room. My first thought was, Oh great-Why is the night charge still here, what has happened? Well, seems as if babygirl decided to spike a temperature up to 105 about 5am, and moved back down to 101 now. They put cold clothes on her to cool her, took blood cultures from her Picc and subclavian lines to make sure nothing is growing. They have began a round of antibiotics to be safe and are concerned of possible pneumonia because her chest xray this am shows that her left side (which has been great for days) is now "fluffy" (showing all white). So, her white count has not changed, it is 15 still. But we hope that the cultures come back with no growth. They pulled off 85ml of brown liquid off her stomach. They feel like she is "backing up" from not pooping. An xray yesterday that she is full of it. So, they feel like she is not moving due to all the narcotics and methadone which she is on, this causes a lot of constipation and it can take time getting things to "move again". So, right now she seems to be a little happier. Except for Dr. Chett came in and took her subclavian line out and she is a little upset at him right now. But she will calm down soon. So-of course surgery has been cancelled. First time of possible reschedule is Monday because they want her to have antibiotics for a few days first, and make sure her fever is gone. So, no need to pray for surgery right now, just for her fever to go away and make sure that nothing grows from the cultures. Cross our fingers. Right now, the attending hopes that she stays where she is and does not worsen with her oxygen and needs for assistance, because that would lead to being intubated again. But we are not going to go there, because babygirl will improve. So, keep praying, we will keep everyone posted on today's progress. Hopefully the rest of today will get better. We are just a little frustrated because here we are hitting a wall again. Hopefully we will push through it quickly. Right now, if anyone wants to do anything, they are having to ask "permission" from Jenna. She is very sensitive and irritated at everyone coming in. So she shakes her head yes or no if she is going to allow you to do something to her. Oh, babygirl you are ruling the unit! Keep being tough. We will talk soon.
Love, Jenna, Justin and Jenna