Well, bummer news. The fourth culture grew bacteria. AND they found out that the third culture was a different type of bacteria. It's called bacteroides. They thought that was pretty bizarre, but the fourth culture was back to the bacillus. It was disappointing because it didn't grow until later this time, so we were discussing with the oncologist how it is all cleared up when they got the call there was growth :( So we have to pull her central line. They are doing the surgery tomorrow morning. They have already put in an IV and this is all reminding me of the week she was diagnosed, with surgery and IV's and medicine. She has been having a hard time, but still manages to be pretty silly sometimes. When they were putting in the IV I kept saying how tough she was being. Afterwards, through all they tears she said "I'm tough mommy." Yes Brinley, you are so tough.

So what will happen in the next couple days is they will take out the central line tomorrow. They want to just use an IV for a couple days to make sure the bacteria is completely gone, then they will put in a PICC line. She will have that for a couple weeks and we are going to discuss whether to put in a new line or a port. I don't ever want to have this happen again, so we am leaning towards the port because they are less likely to get infected. We'll discuss pros and cons with them. So that's where we are right now...

6 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow Kristin - it's really crazy how fast things change. I wish we were all back to last week with the wedding fun. I am so sorry that poor Brinley has to be tough but she is so cute - like when she said "what the heck?" to Marissa. I hope the surgery goes well tomorrow. Would you like us all to fast for her tomorrow? I would love to do that. Let us know. We love you all.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Brinley....

Lidia said...

YES STACY!!!it is a very good idea: to FAST TOMORROW FOR BRIN!!!I'll do and I want invite to every one who read these post, please be together fastening tomorrow Sunday. I'm sure every one will receibe an special blessing for fastening tomorrow for Brin. Go ahead. I'm ready. Thank You Stacy for this idea. I'll be fastening tomorrow and asking our Heavenly Father to help Brin. I love to every one and thank you for being together in this special purpose. Grandpa David

Ali said...

I'm in. I'll let a few other SP families know.

Ali

Kristin said...

That'd be great! Thank you!

JohnH said...

We're with you, too.