Sunday, August 15, 2010

PDA Ligation and NEC

  • 8/15/2010
    Isabella is struggling today.  She was just diagnosed with severe Necrotizing Enterocolitis.  She is at very high risk of her intestines perforating through the lining of her stomach. If this happens, she will be sent to Primary Children's Hospital for surgery.  She also has an infection in her blood, her kidneys have stopped working and her blood pressure is extremely low. Her oxygen levels have improved over the last 4 hours and her lungs look good.  She's mainly being treated with BP medication, antibiotics and steroids. She will receive a transfusion in hopes that it will help her BP.  We should know within the next 72 hours if she will recover on her own, or require surgery. 

Isabella had surgery today. The procedure went well and she is recovering nicely.  She was expected to sleep for two hours but she started waking up after about 6 hours.  Her co2 level is a bit high, so she is being put back on the Oscillator.  

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