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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Just Me and Meg

This picture of Megan and I was taken back in April. Do we look alike?
Anyway, Megan and I had a good trip to Indianapolis yesterday. We got settled into our room, the Dr.'s scheduled all her medicine as according to the schedule we had been keeping, they drew some labs, and we started preparing for the time we are going to spend here on the IV antibiotics. There is a question as to whether or not they will need to take out the central line or just treat her and the central line with the antibiotics until her blood cultures come back clean again. Either way, she needs IV access to complete the antibiotic treatment. If they have to remove the central line(which requires surgery), they still need to have some other access for the antibiotics. The way I understand it, they will not be able to put the same kind of line back in and definitely not in the same spot. The reason they placed the line in the first place is because every inch of her body was black and blue and she felt like a total pin cushion they had so much trouble keeping IV access and ran out of places to put them. Secretly, I am hoping they will be able to treat this line without removing it so that she can stay out of the operating room. This might mean a longer course of antibiotics though.

I am currently waiting on the Infectious Disease (ID) Dr. to come and discuss our best plan of attack on this superbug. I have plenty of questions lined up for this Dr., especially since they are taking so long to come see us. The longer they take, the more questions I can ponder. I'm ready for you ID!

Please pray that they come soon and we can get a plan mapped out that will help Megan improve and get us back to the rest of our family. (Ken, Monica, Kisses (our dog), and our 3 year old goldfish that the Lord fed for us during our 3 week hospital stay last month).

Twitter updates: For anyone wanting updates about Megan and I between blog postings, you can click the "follow me on twitter" link on the right sidebar. It has the last three updates listed already. The link will take you to a page that lists every short update I make. You do not have to have a twitter account to read all my updates - only if you want to have them show up on the account you are already using. They are listed by most recent post first. So, start at the bottom of the page from the last update you read and work your way back to the beginning.

Also, Ken and I will be tweeting each other during American Idol tonight. If you want to be included, @ me and I will give you a search code to place in your tweet so we can include you in the "twitter party/conference call." Yes, we are probably nuts! That's OK with us.


Anonymous said...

I love this picture of you and Megan. It is a wonderful thing to behold!We're praying for you while you are away.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ken as you both go through this very difficult time. I wish for you peace and God's love to rain on your whole family. Hugs to Meg!