Saturday Morning Update
Ellie had a somewhat peaceful night - relative to the recent nights - praise God! They are fine tuning the use of the Methadone to limit Ellie's having to experience withdrawal. She seems to do okay for about 3 hours and then the pain from her chest tubes and her sense of "I feel different - all over" takes hold. At Rounds this morning they have adjusted the medications once again to try to eliminate that time zone of discomfort where the meds wear off before the next dose.
She is still running fevers. She spiked a high one this morning and they are proceeding to take new cultures again. Her chest x-ray still shows some residue of the clot in her pleural cavity. The doctors stated that maybe she can move out of ICU soon! Sarah, John, and Belinda have established a 'basic rhythm' and are holding it together fairly well.
Thank you again for your faithful interceding for Ellie!