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Hoping for Answers

Hoping for Answers

So yesterday Lennon received another chest tube because he has fluid everywhere (again). Today they did a biopsy – though they are not suspecting a rejection issue – they are hoping/thinking that they can find some answers to Lennon’s situation. They...
Sit down with the doc

Sit down with the doc

So I just finished with a sit-down..the docs are worried about the fluid collection that is going on in Lennon’s system. The liver is functioning okay but not too optimum, but they aren’t sure how much of his problems are related to the liver function....
Unreal

Unreal

So Lennon came out of the PICU yesterday, but within hours he was vomiting. Later on that evening he was vomiting blood. The doc came by…given Lennon some FFP as his coagulation (sp) is low, and he is a risk for bleeding. All the docs are aware..several reasons...
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

So, Lennon is doing better but still has a bit of recovery to do. The removal of the old port went well and was very much necessary as the yeast literally stuck to all the parts of it. He now has a different type of port that is external and tunneled into his vein or...
A title eludes me today

A title eludes me today

So Lennon is in the PICU – his heart rate is going down slowly – 157. However, his breathing is still labored and hi requires the nasal canular for oxygen. Now there isn’t any fluid or amount of fluid on the lungs that would cause him to breathe like...
Infection!

Infection!

So the cultures from yesterday indicated that Lennon has a fungal (yeast) infection. He is been running a fever (highest was 102) and listless. He has been keeping his meds down, but still burps a lot. Because of the infection, his heart rate is 190 and so we are...