Many of you have asked if we have an idea of when Alex will come home but unfortunately we are still unsure. We just have to take things day by day, something we've learned how to do quite well over the past year. Her crit levels are looking good, but her CO2 levels are up again which means the weaning of the vent will be put on hold for now. They plan to put in a PICC line (peripherally inserted central catheter) tomorrow morning which allows for intravenous access for up to 30 days. She currently has a central line and another IV in her foot but to decrease the chances of infection they will both be pulled tomorrow. Some of you may remember Alex having a PICC line placed last December for a couple of weeks so that she could receive IV antibiotics at home. The nice thing about a PICC line is we don't have to worry about having her poked all the time or the IVs collapsing.
We want to thank Dana Logue for helping coordinate meals with our church and small group and we certainly appreciate being well nourished :) We want to also thank the family and friends who have visited us here at Children's and brought us goodies. We thank God for all of the people supporting us and showing their love through the blog. You have all touched our hearts and the power of prayer and HOPE is so evident to us each and every day.
Peace and Hugs,