"Yea : ) PRAISE THE LORD!! We got good news. The Infectious Disease Dr. said that the scan was GREAT! The abcests are gone, no blockage and no leaky intestine, kidneys look good as well as the reconstructed areas. They are going to switch me to oral meds so I can go home rather than to long term treatment. One type of infection will need to be treated for 6-12 months, and the other 3 antibiotics for 6 weeks to ensure no infection returns. Could be going home soon. Thank You God!"
Kristi has said that being bedridden and being on the strong medications for so long has affected her muscles. The Physical Therapist took her to MD Anderson's Gym yesterday to work her legs. It was encouraging and fun for Kristi to even get out of her room! This was encouraging for us to see!!
The New Plan:
Yesterday they began to change her medications over to oral medication. One of the antibiotics last night was not settling well in her stomach which is the concern. Please pray that she will be able to handle the medication orally so she can return home rather than to long term care. (The long term facility in Arkansas is a very depressing room and environment).
Amy and I are flying to Houston today to relieve Dad. We are to move Kristi to the Hotel with us on the oral medications unless she was unable to handle them over night. Friday, Kristi is to have an appointment at the Clinic to see her Dr.'s where they will do exams, remove the pic line and possibly remove the drain. We then will need to stay at the hotel through Sunday to monitor for any fever or complications before traveling home. As stated before, this is all contingent on her ability to take the mediations and continue to eat without nausea and vomiting.
Thank you for joining us in praying for healing for the blockage in her intestine to heal itself and for the possible fistula and leaky intestine, etc to heal without surgery. Thank you for praying over the CT Scan. God has chosen to answer these prayers and we are grateful and so are the Dr.'s. Thank you for walking with us in many ways as we have made this trip back to MDA.
Trusting Him for the next step...... Danina