Thursday, February 14, 2008

Yesterday they wanted us to leave and have tried multiple times to push Evie along the road to recovery.

All day yesterday they did breathing treatments to try and open up her airways and get her to expel whatever is causing this cough.  Last night they tried Abuterol treatment which initially worked well but over subsequent treatments had less effectiveness.

As I write we are sitting waiting to be taken down for another chest x-ray.

What we know:
1) She has a persistent cough that both respiratory therapists were very concerned with over the last 24 hours.
2) She began running a fever last night at about 101F.
3) She’s continuing to lose weight despite Mandy’s feeling like she’s eating well. (experience with 4 other breast-feeders) She lost 3 ounces in the last 48 hours.  The respiratory therapist thinks its probably because she’s burning more calories from the cough and not thriving.

Please be in prayer that the medical staff will be able to identify or treat the symptoms.  This cough has seemed to elude everyone since she first came here.  All along they have written it off as just a cold though several attempts have been made to identify a viral infection of some kind.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support,

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