Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hospital Stay - Day 15 - Almost out of here! Tomorrow?

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!

11 comments:

Brandi said...

Yay for no more lumbar drain!! What wonderful news!! I pray that you are homeward bound soon, Jodi! Get lots of rest. Praying that your fever subsides as well.

Love,
Brandi

Nichole Giles said...

Fingers crossed for you! This is great news.

Love,

Nicki

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing the great news. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.
Love and aloha~John and Nancy Monahan

britt said...

wonderful news! Get your rest and lets beat the fever...once and for all :) Good Luck and hope to SEE you soon!

Flints Facts said...

GREAT NEWS JODI!!! My fingers, toes and whatever else can be crossed are...praying that your fever will be gone and you can go home tomorrow...won't that be nice to be able to recover in your own bed.
Love you and can't wait to see you!
Kelly

Diane said...

Thanks for the updates! Can't wait for the news that you are okay to head home. Love you! :)

Pehrson Gang said...

Wahoo!!! Hawaii here we come...I hope your trip is still on.

Kristi said...

Hey Jo,

Glad to hear the drain is gone! I'm sure laying on your back for four hours isn't great fun, but you are a pro at it by now! :)

I love you so much and can't wait to talk to you this afternoon.

Love and hugs,
Kris

Sarah said...

Hi Jodi!! Sending out some prayers for continued improvement from IN. God Bless you and your beautiful family! -Sarah O'Neill

Carolyn said...

Aloha! This is exciting news!!! There is no better place like home. I hope you can still come to Hawaii??? WHat a wonderful place to recuperate and enjoy the paradise being on an island! Always praying for you and your family! Keep us all posted.

much love,
Carolyn, David, Andrew, Chelsea & Savannah.

Anonymous said...

What a great news! Jodi, it is so good to see you up and walking. You look great!! I am sure it feels so good to be able to leave the hospital to go back home to your family soon. Wishing you a Speedy Recovery.
Our thougts and prayers are with you still.
Love,
Saras & Sanya and family.