Friday, September 23, 2011

Prayers are answered!

Early this morning, Ivy's doctor came to tell us that all Ivy's cultures were negative for bacteria. They are going to watch them for another 24 hours and if they are still negative we will be going home. We were pretty pleased. I even left for an hour to go home and shower.

A few hours later, the doctor came back in to tell us that one of Ivy's cultures tested positive for Parechovirus. This is what is causing her fever. Hurray for an answer!! Since it was just a virus, we can stop the antibiotics and were free to go home today! The doctor said she would call us with the test results tomorrow but the chance of her having a bacterial infection on top of this is very rare.

Shortly later, the nurses unhooked Ivy from all of her tubes and wires and we were on our way home. Pretty awesome.

Ivy is still super crabby. Her fever is lower (99ish) but I think her back is very sore (she had 4 needles in her spine yesterday). Every time I move her, she cries. It breaks my heart. Hopefully she'll be back to her happy self soon!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad everything is alright! Sounds like you and Ivy need some rest! :)