Yesterday Capper, Isaac, and I drove Daniel and Anellah into the hospital and dropped them off. Daniel and Anellah had the morning to get settled in their hospital room and receive some sort of schedule for the days ahead. Anellah received an IV (a traumatic experience that required an ultrasound to find a vein) and had blood drawn. She ate a super-special dinner of pancakes and fruit, had her medicines, and went to bed. Later she had to have another IV started, the other one must have gone out.
|She had to return the favor of many pokes by giving Daddy a shot too!|
This morning the doctors did the biopsy which was a short procedure during which Daniel was able to stay by her side. The doctors said there was definite scarring on her liver but didn't comment as to whether it was better or worse than they were expecting. She received platelets because she has low platelets due to her liver disease. Platelets stop bleeding and this procedure in and of itself can cause severe bleeding.
|Post Biopsy, totally drugged!|
Tomorrow we think the plan is simply to have blood drawn a few more times, make sure she's not bleeding from the incision, and head home. Simple enough.
My real question is whether or not the doctors feel encouraged or somber about what they found on her liver but we don't really have that information.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!