MEDICAL REPORT

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MEDICAL UPDATE 9/10/10

This is a really big day today for us.  The doctors feel that Rhema has progressed enough to allow her to safely be on her back for up to 30 minutes a day.  This opens up the opportunity to conduct several test... MORE
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MEDICAL UPDATE 9/03/10

Rhema's IV gave out today, but the good news is that her blood cultures were still negative and all other indicators still pointed to no infection, so they discontinued the antibiotics and did not install a new... MORE
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MEDICAL UPDATE 9/02/10

Since last update... Rhema's gap has been closing up nicely with the drainage becoming less and less.  They added some protein powder and liquid vitamin supplements to her feedings as well to help the healing ... MORE
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MEDICAL UPDATE 9/01/10 AM

After shift change last night, another blood culture turned up positive for bacteria.  We met a new doctor that explained that the type of bacteria is common to what you would find on plastics and skin, so his ... MORE
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MEDICAL UPDATE 8/27/10 PM

Rhema had a hard day today.  She has been poked, stuck with needles and has been made generally uncomfortable, but she has been a great baby through all of this.  Her "gap" is more pronounced by this evening an... MORE
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MEDICAL UPDATE 8/27/10 AM

This morning the neurosurgeon evaluated the "gap" in Rhema's incision on her back and the potential of fluid leakage in the gap area.  Good news is the doctor is not overly concerned about this and he allowed h... MORE