- Fri, Jul 30, 2004 /
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Well, not sure where to begin. Yesterday was a tough day for all of us, including the doctors and nurses. We found out that Ally is developing another fistula from her bowel surgery which has been the cause of her high fevers.
At this point, I'm not sure how not to feel a sense of defeat.
I guess these next few days, we will develop a plan on what the next steps are. Some of the ways we are going to combat this fistula are using meds, and putting Ally to NG suction. Both these tactics will hopfully help keep fluid away from the fistula promoting healing and closure. We are also going to cycle her TPN off for 12hrs. then back on 12hrs. giving her liver time off from being exposed to the TPN fluid.
Ally also is still on 30% oxygen, and needs a lot of suctioning to help clear her lungs. She continues to fight and stay strong just as she has in the past.