Doug here again with Jodi at the hospital, and thought I would give everyone an update. Jodi and I appreciate all the thoughts and concerns from everyone, and I thought it would be easier to rely information on the family blog, other than retelling the same information over and over again. Those of you with medical background may understand more than others the information being told.
Jodi feels about the same as yesterday, and that is an improvement. her fever is staying around 101 degrees, and her skin all over is extremely sensitive. Her energy levels are up thought. They have decided to call in a hemotologist to speak with her today....quite frankly they don't know what is causing any of this. The OBGYN was in early today and told her that of the literal hundreds of women they have performed the procedure on, no one has had anything like this, so way to go Jodi, you are very unique! Somehow this compliment doesn't carry a lot of weight with her....
Her face and upper body are REALLY red...comparable to her skin cancer treatment she went through almost 2 years ago...hard to believe but she looks like she has a MASSIVE sunburn-her skin is hot to the touch so she's pretty miserable. She is pretty swollen from all the fluids and meds. They have her on the "heavy artillery" antibiotics-Vancomyosin in particular. They will have to pull her IV today, and put in a "pic line', which is a more long term IV line-she is mortally afraid of needles and breaks out in sweat at the mere mention of it.
They told us on Sunday that it take around 48 hours to get all blood cultures back about what exactly is going on....it doesn't seem that the surgery is the problem. Her CAT scan indicated that her spleen and vessels leading to the spleen are enlarged, so that has got them concerned and looking at another set of possibilities for treating the infection. All in all, we don't know what has caused it and its frustrating...the minutes are too long and Jodi doesn't sleep well...there is a crazy woman down the hall that yells all the time and that keeps her up and me mad.
Keep her in your prayers continually...she isn't out of the forest yet, and I have faith that the Lord will heal her. My only concern is her well being and that there isn't potentially something more serious that they are uncovering. I have been pretty pleased with the physicians that attend to her...pretty sharp people and are pulling a lot of resources to figure out what is going on...they expect her to be her for a while...I don't know how long.
More to come.