As I said ( I think I said) they were going to pull some fluid from the membrane around her lungs. She had a lot........about 600 ml on one and about 800 ml on another. After pulling that her temp, and heart rate almost immediately went down to normal levels. But the fluid didn't look very (sorry for the icky word) pussy, just looked like edematous fluid. Bacteria cultures on it I am guessing will take another day or two.
They are thinking another CT of her colon, to see if something has started up there. As most of you know, Carol has ulcerative colitis, well, I would write more about that, but I think Carol might say that is getting too personal:) anywho......
To answer Stephanie's question about the spleen. I think they think I am just being intrusive a little about suggesting it. Rightly so, I would think the same. The ultrasound showed nothing, they say. But I don't think a hypofunctioning spleen would show anything on a ultrasound or any other imaging scan. A hyperfunctioning would I think...I could be wrong, feel free to correct me nurse practitioners and md's that may be reading. I think a very specific blood test has to be done, and even then it's kind of iffy. But, I really, really, really think I am right. Not much to do about it if it is, except that it explains things, which may be why they are trying to rule out everything else first.
Safiya was moved out of the nicu to a different floor for kids who are on their way. They say she will probably be ready to go in about a week and a half.
thanks again for reading this tirade....I am amazed at all the people that I and others have run into saying..."oh I read the blog....our thought are with your family" THANKS!!