Thursday, March 22, 2007

Katie Update

So, Katie is still at CHOP. Docs are working on getting her sodium level down. It should be in the 140 range, and hers is still 156. It was as high as 170, but has kind of plateaued at 156. When she was admitted to Mercer, her potassium level was double what it should have been. Thank God that came down right away. She has a blood IV and a fluid IV. Fortunately, her diarrhea has stopped. Any diarrhea she was having was replenished with Pedialyte in her IV drip. She looks a lot better, but still not 100%. She was moved from the PICU to a general floor today. So that is good news, that docs don't feel she requires an ICU level of care. Tom went to see her today and will go again tomorrow. We have no idea at this point when she will be home, but we want her to get better as quickly as she can. I have a feeling this is how our first year with Katie girl may and out of the hospital. With a "term" baby, they can usually get away with not being admitted in the hospital for rotovirus, but with Katie, I think the doctors are concerned because of all her health issues. And I want her home with me, but I agree, I rather her be in the hospital, where I know she is well taken care of.

Let's hope she makes a speedy recovery..............................


kim said...

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you.
The Ficorilli Family

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see she is better.
I have been thinking about her.

~Kim~ said...

I've got Katie and the rest of you in my thoughts!! *hugs*