Our Dolly is holding well. She is still very sick. A yeast in her blood is very serious and everyone has their brows furrowed. She is on good antibiotics and antifungals though and the new arterial line is not growing anything. However, the left PICC is also growing the yeast now. Her liver and bilis are still not good and she isn't peeing. I know many of you already pray all of the time, but she has suffered so many insults to her immune system, organs, and wounds. I don't know how much more she can weather. So please, keep up the love and prayers. She needs us. She needs a miracle.
She is weaning off blood pressure medicines again and her resident, Maggie was very pleased about that. Other numbers are fine, but the best numbers are her WBC of 3.4 and absolute neutrophil count of 2600 -go Elle!! As I have said before, the medicines in combination with her own body's immune system is what will ultimately kill those darn bugs - and a little extra prayers won't hurt. As her grandma said (in hungarian), "God put you on this Earth and he can heal you".
We will continue to fight for her as long as she wiggles, looks at us, and squeezes our fingers against the vecuronium that is supposed to paralyze her. She says "I eat veck for breakfast!" and keeps moving. She has a lot of fight and as I have said before, she is the toughest person I know.
Chloe is having fun, getting involved in whatever activity is currently going on. She is a joy (and a pain -but I couldn't love her more. This trip would be so much harder without her antics!)
Chloe amazes me sometimes. She picks up more than we realize. The other day, we were talking about Elle at dinner and Chloe said, "She is in the hospital getting better and the turquoise machine is fixing her blood". Then she said her sister is going to get better and come home and play with her and grow up as big as her. I told Chloe, "That is my dream" and she said, "That is my dream too". OK, she's three. And she does worry about her sister...and us. She said that her dad slept well, and asked if I slept. I said I did and she told me good job!
|Lion cubs -so soft and playful|
|Grandma spending time with Elle before returning home; we already miss her|
|Former firehouse turned bagel shop, Chloe giving the fireman's pole a whirl|