So today was an eventful day... eventful is not what we are going for though. Last night Eden spiked a fever and seemed to keep it through the night - so off we went to see Dr. Herriott. Well, she did a cbc (blood count) and it her white blood cells were 35,000. This is really high and indicated that she has some infection going on somewhere. Well, since she just had surgery - that is the first thing they suspect. So she called Dr. Rice at Duke and he wanted us to come to the ED there. So - off to Duke we went. When we go there Dr. Rice took one look at her incision ( I'll spare you all the details b/c its a little much) and determined that it was abscessed (badly infected). They have started her on Augmentin (a strong antibiotic) and hopefully that will clear the infection. Dr. Rice said that Dr. Herriott should win the doctor award for the day for picking up on this... I think so too:) She was such a brave girl - all that they did to her today was the hardest thing I have ever had to watch - including all her surgeries... it was terrible... please pray that this heals and that the infection does not spread. Pray that whatever grows back on the culture - the doctors will know how to treat best. Just when I feel like she is making strides forward, something like this happens. I must cling to the promise that God knows what is going on and that all this is for a purpose.
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