Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 7

It's been a week since transplant. The docs are seeing a little more mucositis develop in Ava's mouth and she seems to be experiencing more of those effects in her GI system as well, evidenced by severe pain when using the restroom. Her appetite is starting to wane a bit, but Ava is forging on.

Ava's diarrhea may be a result of mucositis, but they need to rule out C.diff just in case. (C.diff, or Clostridium difficile, is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea and inflammation of the colon, oftentimes seen in patients taking antibiotics because the meds also wipe out the good flora in the GI system). Ava tested positive for the C.diff antigen, but it's possible to have a false positive so we are waiting to see what further testing reveals. If she does have C.diff, she'll be started on (another) antibiotic to treat that, in addition to the other prophylactic antibiotics she's already getting.

Ava's transfusion of RBCs yesterday went okay overall, though she had a bit of a reaction towards the end again: some flushing and redness of the face for some unknown reason. But we remember that nothing is hidden from God our Father, and we choose to rely on His love and wisdom over medical explanations (even when inquiring minds want to know). We also remember that we are all in a spiritual battle that goes beyond what we see with our eyes. We are thankful for the Holy Spirit and Jesus who intercede on our behalf. May we be like Christ in our dependence upon the Father.

On a positive note, the Lees were able to enjoy making some beautiful music together today! Esther will share that video soon. Thank you for your friendship and support.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope Esther and Mike enjoyed their night out! Can't wait to see the new little Lee in January.