Sunday, June 26, 2016

ICU - update

Thanks for keeping up with the Team Brighter Days Facebook page. You may already know that Ava was discharged yesterday and perhaps saw the video of doing her celebration dance.

Unfortunately, Ava is back in the hospital. She had an unexplained seizure lasting quite some time and was transported via ambulance to the ER where she was intubated and is now in the ICU. She will have a CT scan to assess what might be the cause of her seizure; her platelets are really low, so they probably want to make sure she doesn't have any bleeding in her brain in addition to assessing other things.

Your continued prayers are immensely appreciated. Please pray for Gwen as well, as she witnessed the paramedics coming for Ava. Thank You, Lord, for providing today's manna. We receive it by faith and cling to Your mercy.

Update: CT scan came back normal, no intracranial hemorrhage. It's possible that the seizure could be a side effect of one of her medications (methotrexate). If so, Ava can be pretreated with medication to avoid this in the future. They will get an MRI to see if Ava's seizure was medication-related or not. Thanks for your prayers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Praying for sweet Ava and her family! I'm so sorry her road has been so difficult. I don't know you, but I feel like I know your sweet Ava's soul as you write so effortlessly about Ava, bearing your own soul as you write. Thank you for sharing yourself with those of us out here so that we can pray for your and your family. Sending love, hope and prayers to all of you.