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April 20, 2011


The rash that we are seeing is thought to be broken capillaries caused by all of the edema.  The resident called Dr. R  to consult with him about Lucy, thank God, and he feels that she is in need of blood product tonight.  Lucy’s platelet count is low.  How low, we just don’t know because we are having a heck of a time getting any values from her blood because her blood is so full of lipids.  Her counts as of Saturday were  somewhere in the 50’s which is low.  The thought is that she is much lower now because she has had so much going on.

The plan is to get a CBC, type and cross of her blood, and then transfuse her with platelets.  The lab just called and said that they need more blood for her type and screen because her blood is not reading correctly in their machines…ugh! 

Poor Lucy, she is really struggling.  Her body has quickly become dependent on the O2 that we are giving her, the minute she comes off of it her oxygen saturations sink into the 70’s…yikes.

Please pray that she can find some peace and comfort tonight and that she has no reactions from her transfusion.  

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Helen A said...

I'm praying and hoping. Please find that spunk Lucy and fight this thing.
Love you.

Groves said...

Oh, Lord, please help!

"I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to Your word. My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word." Psalm 119:25,28

Praying for you, praying for you, praying for you,

Cathy in Missouri

Ang said...

You don't know me but I have been following your sweet girl for a while. I am praying hard that she can kick that awful bug and she can get comfortable. I am so sorry you are dealing with such pain but you are being lifted up in prayer even from many you don't know.

Karen Owens said...

Praying! the lipid thing can be a little scary. I remember when Gavin's blood was flamingo pink -- really threw the lab for a loop. You all are in great hands. Hang in there!

Annie Sullivan said...

Like Ang, I have been following along and praying for you all. Jesus is faithful, and His angels surround Lucy.


Jessica said...

Praying!!!! I'm so sorry! The flu is just terrible. I'm praying her liver starts to work again and the transfusions help, and the fevers come down! :( Lucy will be in my prayers!

megan said...

So good to see you and Lucy goose today. You tell her when I come back she better be up and around! We have princesses to talk about! Hang in there, she's a strong peanut! Love, hugs and prayers!