The doctors just came in and have taken out Jodi's IV. They are taking out her lumbar drain right now. Okay, the lumbar drain is gone!!!! Hallelujah! She needs to lay on her back for 4 hours to help seal the lumbar drain hole.
They are keeping her on anti-biotics, because she still has a fever and they want to make sure it isn't a cause for concern. The fever has been up and down for three days now.
Dr. Shelton has basically given Jodi a "go" to return home after the fever is gone. Dr. Couldwell also needs to clear her for release and he is the final one to make the call regarding the fever. He is out of town right now and will be back tomorrow morning, so we're thinking that Jodi will probably be released tomorrow.
Lots of good news! Now whatever is causing the fever needs to be addressed and then it is homeward bound!