Around 4 this morning Faye started breathing rapidly. She got a chest x-ray and they think she might have pneumonia but they aren't sure. They did put her on oxygen and started a new medicine called Lasix. She continued breathing rapidly and her fever keeps spiking when the Tylenol wears off. Later today she will be receiving a blood transfusion, the IV nutrition, and an echo-cardiogram. The infectious disease doctors will be paying Faye a visit today as well and will probably advise to take out the PICC line just to be safe. At this point, they're not sure if it's still just the strep infection or if there is something else going on as well.
I'll update this same post as I hear more news today...
...Faye is still on oxygen. They think her right side lung still sounds kind of "crackly". And when she lays on her right side her oxygen levels go down. So they have her laying on her left side and think she's getting a healthy oxygen level. The infectious disease doctors suggested she get a CT scan to see if she has any fungus growing inside her. She did really good during the CT and laid still with her arms up like she was supposed to even though she was sad because she was cold.
I've got some new pics of Faye from this past week:
In Faye's new room (since she returned from her stay at home) there isn't a wall to hang her hats so they're on a clothesline in front of the window. Everyone still comments on how much they love her hats.
This is Faye and Gage. He's a sweet little guy that had to stay at the hospital for awhile too. Faye was content to walk by him with her baby. He used to love watching her ride. He would sit in a high chair outside his room and giggle when she went passed him.
Faye laying on her cooling blanket. They only set it to 2 degrees below her temperature so it was still 102!
Look how full her face is getting from all the fluids! I believe this was before they started her on the new medicine Lasix which is supposed to keep all the fluids making their way out.
Early Sunday afternoon Faye was feeling a little better for awhile and they decided to decorate her new companion. It was so good for Stacey to see a little smile out of her!
On the back, Faye decided she wanted to write her Aunt Annie's name. Then she wrote her own name and Mitchell's and drew pictures of them all. Faye's the one with no hair of course!
This was this morning. Pretty self explanatory!
*Update* CT scan came back negative for fungus! :)