Good Morning, Thank you all for your continued prayers for Jesse. The outpouring of love has been tremendous.
They will be moving her to the second floor later this afternoon to complete her recovery. She is still feeling nauseous and they are giving her Demeral for the pain.
The surgery: The surgeon said that is went really well. They decided to have two surgeons present, instead of one resident because of the possible complications. Her platelets where so low, that they infused her non-stop to avoid internal bleeding. They monitored that all night. When they did get in to take out the gallbladder, they saw that her liver was dark in color and swollen, along with a swollen spleen. We know that her liver is damaged from all the chemo and drugs she is continuously on, but we do not know if it will heal on its own or if this is a problem for the future.
She is in a lot of pain at the sight of the incisions. They made three cuts across her stomach, and one more at the bellybutton. She has not been able to get up, or really move at all. We are becoming experts at the bedpan :) She started her morning throwing up the bile that was left in her stomach, which of course was painful on her stomach.
We should have an answer tomorrow regarding the insurance, as it must be processed by the end of July per the admission department.
Good News!!! Her HHV6 copies are down from 50,000 to 8,400. This is great news, considering she has been on the new med for just a few days. This can also be taken by mouth, so that will be easy at home. The down side is, the drug she is on can damage her liver and kidneys more than the foscarnet she was on before. We just pray that her immune system will kick in and take care of it on its own.
Have a great day :)
Love Team Catron