Just a quick update this afternoon, because there's not much news. Hannah's had a good day, and seems to be responding well to the antibiotics. She is going to get another blood transfusion today, because her counts have not risen enough after the unit they gave her yesterday. They're going to give her almost three more units, which should really make a difference for her. Her white count has also risen a little bit, and her platelets have remained level, so that is all good. They still have not completely isolated the bug in her bloodstream, but feel that the antibiotics she is receiving are providing full coverage for whatever it could be. They are almost positive that it is not staph, or anything that serious. The doctor tells us that we will be here at least one more day and her release will depend on what her blood counts do over the next day or so. We are going to be moving to a new room this afternoon, which is great news, because this is a very small room meant for short stays only--it doesn't even have a shower. And I guess Hannah's neutropenia (low immunity) is a blessing in this case, because she has to have a private room! We have also been told that her MRI will be taking place first thing in the morning. Now, "first thing in the morning" is relative when you're talking about hospital time, but hopefully it will be sometime in the early part of the day, and we should be able to review the results with our doctor not long after that.
We are so thankful for Hannah's continued improvement, and are looking forward to getting the MRI behind us tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement....God truly is good, all the time!
Jill & Brad