Bummer Dude - Aria MacDonald

Bummer Dude

What a day!

First off- the bad news is is that Aria’s blood is culturing bugs.  STINK!!!!!!!

Up until now she has been fighting infection but it has only been in her bowel/abdominal cavity.  Now it is looking like the bugs have leaked out into her blood and this is not good.  So we are in for a rough couple of days I think while the change in ABX kick in.

Last night we had a bit of a scare.  Aria was on a sprint and sudden she woke and got really unsettled and a bit wild.  Then she started de -stating.  She has a little light on her toe to measure her heart rate and the oxygen in her blood.  It should always be 100% but it started to drop 80,70, and the alarms went off and the nurse quickly bagged her and gave her a puff of oxygen and it bounced back from 15 (eeek!) to 100 within seconds.  So the sprint was quickly finished.  The same thing happened this morning when they tried again (except not as bad).  So her vent settings are up until she is well enough and the infection has passed.

So please keep Aria in your prayers.  She has had a really busy day with her vent, wound vac, central line tubing being changed, a cath put in and blood pressure every 10 mins!  Finally we are having a rest.  Her heart rate is still early 100s and white blood cell count is still good at 17.  But we need clear cultures again.

18 Responses to “Bummer Dude”

  1. Jenny says:

    Praying for clear cultures and no more scary things happening. Sending big hugs and some NZ sunshine your way right now.

  2. Lisa says:

    How very scary for you!! My middle child was in NICU so I know how alarms and numbers can really get the adrenalin going. Fingers crossed these bugs don’t hang around long and that Aria is back on track very soon!
    Lisa D

  3. Christine MacDonald says:

    Sorry to hear that Aria has bugs in her blood, praying they will clear quickly and that she will be able to continue to have good sprints. Rest well sweetie. love you

  4. Lisa says:

    Lots of best wishes coming your way! xxx

  5. joyce says:

    More prayers coming your way.

  6. Carolyn O'Cain says:

    Praying for better days for Aria and your family as well as Aria’s full recovery. Peace and grace to each of you.
    In His great love,
    Carolyn O’Cain

  7. Lisa Robertson says:

    Oh that is rough guys, hope that Aria manages the new ABX well and they work real promptly for you. Must be such a stressful and worrying time. Thinking of you all xxx

  8. Tiffany Keller says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you all had a tough day! I will pray that all the infections go away very soon! God Bless!

  9. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Oh poor sweetie, that is rough for you all. I’m sorry to hear you are going to have a rough couple of days, until the abx kick in. Thinking of you and those dreaded bugs in the system, hoping Aria gives them a boot out soon.

  10. Steph van Garderen says:

    Thinking and praying for wee Aria to get rid of those bugs! And also for you guys to get some rest! xxxxx

  11. Kathleen and Anita says:

    Bugs are not welcome at any time and certainly not anywhere near our Aria. keeping you much in our prayers
    love and lots of hugs

  12. Carol and Cork says:

    Praying for you tonight! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  13. Megan says:

    I am thinking of you every day.

  14. Erika White says:

    You knew you were in for a rollercoaster ride but could never have anticipated all this, I’m sure. So sorry to hear Aria is growing bugs again & that the vent sprints have been unsuccessful. Many prayers that the infection is quickly cleared & she will soon be back on her way to regaining strength! She’s had a rough go thus far – I pray things start to quiet down for you all…

  15. jen says:

    praying those bugs clear off quickly
    God come and continue your good works in this wee girl

  16. Judy Palmer says:

    Praying as always, especially that those bugs are chased away quickly and that stints are more successful in a few days.

  17. Ali/nerdygirl says:

    Bummer is not the word I am using but I don’t think my words are fit for public broadcast!! That sucks, just really sucks. I can’t imagine how down you must be about this new setback. I know it’s not much comfort, but we are all there with you in spirit.

    Love you guys heaps.

    Ali xoxo

  18. Natalie and Cody says:

    Poor Aria, such a long hard journey for her and you guys – am praying for clear cultures and strong lungs heart and organs and healing mind body spirit for all of you hugs from us here

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