Things have taken a turn for the worse with her breathing. Yesterday evening she started breathing rapidly. They ended up sedating her late Christmas evening to get her breathing rate down. She's been asleep ever since. She did have some air in her stomach but that's been resolved. She also didn't get dialysis yesterday so the fluid built up somewhat. It's possible there is also something else going on so they're starting from scratch and testing for everything. They're going to do a CT scan as well as a broncoscopy to look inside. They're also going to take cultures to look for infection, virus, bacteria. She had dialysis this morning, they took about 4.5 liters off. Not much has changed since then although it could take a little time for the fluid to redistribute in her body. Her bilirubin is also up again to over 20. They were going to try and do the liver biopsy today but it was too dangerous with her breathing condition.
Friday, December 26, 2008