Vivian's pediatrician and neurologist had both expressed concern during recent appointments that the incision on Vivian's arm was warm. No redness, swelling or other signs of infection were apparent, but a blood test to check markers associated with infection seemed in order.
I took Vivian to the hospital lab at Medical City this week to have the blood drawn from her port (easier and faster than from her arm). It was very strange to be back in that hospital after a month away (our brief return visit to the ER didn't take us back to the main part of the hospital where we came and went for 32 days). Vivian was very cooperative during the test and doesn't seem to remember much of anything about her stay in the hospital.
Our pediatrician called yesterday to say that Vivian's blood work was COMPLETELY NORMAL! We are just thrilled. An infection would have likely meant more surgery and more time on IV antibiotics, neither of which appeals to Robert or me right now.
Vivian has an appointment with her orthopedic surgeon next Wednesday. We are hopeful that he will give us clearance to call the pediatric surgeon and schedule a time to remove Vivian's port and her g-button.
Apart from continuing the rehab on Vivian's left arm, the ordeal of this summer seems to be passing the way of the Texas heat (the latter is very wishful thinking on my part). THANK YOU for your tireless prayers for Vivian and for your countless acts of kindness toward our family. We appreciated each and every gesture of love and support.
Praise be to God!
"The Lord reigns, let earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice." Psalm 97:1
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