Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Amber's Doctors Remain Very Positive.

*This post is an update in a series of posts on my friend Amber, who is currently in the hospital. You can read the earlier posts here.

**Also, the family has set up a blog to keep friends and family abreast of what's going on and also to help reduce the feeling of obligation to update everyone individually. Most of the posts will be duplicates of my posts on this blog, since the family has asked me to update the blog for them.


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Things have been a little slow the past two days. The doctors have had her on a Level 2 of the medication that keeps her under, down from a Level 4 on Sunday afternoon. Today, they decreased it even more and she began having seizures. Back up again, to protect her brain and let it rest. They'll try again another day.

She is still running a fever of about 101. They have given her medication to bring down the fever, along with icing her. She also has a fan up in her room pointed at her. They are successful in cooling her down for a little while, but then the fever spikes again and the process starts over.

A fever is your body's defense mechanism and is typically indicative of an infection. The doctors will be running more tests to try to figure out where the infection is that they haven't been able to reach yet. It seemed that the antibiotics were improving the infection (the abscesses) in her abdomen, but clearly there is something else going on as well.

From Sheri: "Sorry there isn't great news, but the doctors are still very positive. When we find the infection, we have every hope she will come out of it 110 percent again."
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2 comments:

G Mathew said...

Thank you for the update!

Here is a video that I think you will find most inspiring...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JsD2AWpOc4&feature=related

Please watch and share!

Amber is in Heavenly Father's hands!

G Mathew, Elizabeth, and Evalina Bass

Anonymous said...

Back from vacation and wanted you to know that Amber is continuing to be in our prayers. We are sharing her story with those whose faith is strong and who believe in the power of prayer. Come back when you are ready, Amber!

Tracy Taylor