I have quite a bit of information to share today! First, the area around Witt's central line is very infected. The redness is "growing" to his backside and down his thigh. There is even yeast growing right around the entry site. The central line is going to be pulled and a pic line will be put in somewhere else. Secondly, Witt does have a bacterial infection in his lungs. This is somewhat common to kids on a vent. His antibiotics have been changed to treat that. BUT in some very important ways Witt is improving! He is still on the ventilator but because he is doing better in that area they are going to turn the vent down some more. There are some ways that the ventilator measures Witt's output and how he is breathing. He is improving in there.
The wound care people are here now to really clean the area around the central line and decide how to best treat it. The paper work has been turned in for the pic line. As soon as that is scheduled or done they will remove the central line.
I am grateful that if this was going to happen with the central line it happened now. Starting tomorrow and especially on Christmas day there will be pretty skeleton crews. Even here in the hospital things sort of come to a halt. Isn't it amazing that in a world and a country that for the most part denies Christ that people,businesses and even hospitals celebrate on His birth. They may not all celebrate His birth but somehow it still feels like the world is at least recognizing the birth of Christ. Truth does still triumph! If God can accomplish that then He can lead us in celebrating here in the hospital. The doctor just came in and said that they hope to have Witt off the ventilator by the end of the week which is Christmas day...let the celebration begin!!!!!!! AND Witt is 14 months today!!!!