Abby's Journey Archive

Bacteria are back

We got a call this morning from the oncologist's office. They had done a blood draw at yesterday's appointment and the lab work shows that the gram negative bacteria infection is back, this in spite of the Gentamycin and Cefepine we have been administering IV for the past week. They are insisting now that the catheter come out, so we are waiting for a call to determine when this surgery will be scheduled and where it should be done.

We are disappointed, but I do have a sense from God that like everything else there is a good reason for this. It still is hard to take--to explain again to Abby that she is going to have to have two more (minor) surgeries--one to remove this catheter, and another to insert a new catheter or port sometime closer to chemo starting.

08:24 PM, 29 Jun 2004 by C. R. Oldham Permalink | Comments (0) | Attach Photo