Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Outcome of Procedure

While Emily was under anesthesia today, three things were accomplished:

(1) Scope: They put a scope down her esophagus to see if the source of the infection was in the heart or in her stents. There’s no evidence that the source is there, but they’re going to treat the infection as endocarditis anyway. So she’ll get intravenous antibiotics for that for about 6 weeks.

(2) Spinal Tap / Lumbar Puncture: They gave her chemo in the spine and took a sample of spinal fluid. We should have the results of that tomorrow.

(3) PICC: They inserted a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter and have removed the IVs that were in each hand.

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