Monday, 26 February 2007

Not Out Of The Woods Yet

My last reference to Sophia, the 7-year-old who had surgery to remove a brain tumour, was quite positive. Unfortunately, it seems that she has taken a turn for the worse...

Sophia was moved back to intensive care. There are several blood clots, some quite large. They formed in the last 4 days, but they are not sure why so they’ll do more testing. Her fever keeps going up and down, last night around 103-104. Today they are going to do a spinal tap, where they take out a sample of spinal fluid, to check for infections. Because of the clots, she needs to be well hydrated so she’s back with an IV. That has caused her face to get really swollen, but that is the least of the concerns, as they were told. She is getting thinning medication every 12 hours, and that is supposed to help the blood flow so that it can go through the clot and open up more collateral blood vessels. They were surprised that Sophia hadn’t had symptoms of the blood clots; they think that she must have a good amount of collateral blood vessels that has kept a good supply of blood going through the brain. Please pray that she’ll come out of this new hurdle okay, that they will find a reason for the fever so that they can treat it.

Mantilla-twitch to both Simon-Peter and Dominican Idaho

3 comments:

Moneybags said...

I have prayed for her.

Simon-Peter said...

You folks are the sweetest.

Mark said...

Thank you. It is very tough going right now.

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