Negative about Gram Negative - Aria MacDonald

Negative about Gram Negative

Aria has gram negative rods in her urine.  Bummer!  We were hoping for a gram positive like staph for example.  Gram negative could mean it is her special brand of multidrug resistant pseudomonas.  This would be bad.  Meaning it isn’t just contained in her lungs like we had hoped but has spread into another system in her body.  It also could be something like ecoli too which would be a better outcome.

We won’t know for another 24 hours to get an name for the bug and then more time to see what ABX it is resistant too.

Overall Aria is better today, no temp spikes since the ABX were started.  That gives me hope that it is NOT her drug resistant pseudo, because that variety isn’t sensitive to the ABX she is currently on.  She is still sleepy but a bit more active today and has a bit of her spark back.

Trying hard not to let the ‘what if’s get the better of me.  We DON”T know what the bug is yet, no point in worrying about it.  But it seems like a dark cloud on the horizon, a shadow over the day.

I did feel shaken when I heard it was gram neg.  Dwelling today on what it truly means to have God as our rock and fortress and to not be shaken.


12 Responses to “Negative about Gram Negative”

  1. Robert & Ruth says:

    Psalm 9 v 10
    And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

  2. Jeannie Overall says:

    We will all just keep on praying and holding you all up before the Lord, that He will sustain you as he always does and that Aria will be healed in the name of Jesus-God bless you all – jeannie

  3. Coralie says:

    Oh Dear sweet Aria, you are such a fighter and you are surrounded with love.
    Stay strong and know that everything is being looked after. Give Mum, Dad and Asher a big smile and let them know they are not alone.

    “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
    now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

    And now abideth faith, hope, Love, these three;
    but the greatest of these is LOVE.—”
    I Cor. xiii

  4. Rod & Margaret says:

    Praying for Aria (and you all). I have to remind myself that God is on the throne and nothing, but nothing that happens to us does so without first passing by Him. xx

  5. Judy Palmer says:

    Just a reminder that you are not alone on your bumpy journey. We are all praying for Aria and all of you. God is with you and will not forsake you, just keep treading in His footsteps and you will be sheltered from the storm. Blessings, Judy.

  6. Tiffany Keller says:

    I will be praying that it isn’t the pseudo bugs again! Praing that the results will clear things up! Glad to hear she is doing better, but I will keep praying! God Bless!

  7. Bracefield family says:

    Prayed for you all at Redeemer this morning – one of our 7 year old Maori boys always yells out – pray for Aria when I ask for prayer points so Aria has made a real impact on his life.
    In Christ
    Tony

  8. Joyce says:

    Praying for you all including Drs. and nurses.
    Stay strong and keep the faith that answers come soon and Aria will be chasing Asher around the room soon.Such a special family you all are.

  9. Samantha says:

    Oh, Anita, it seems to be obstacle after obstacle but we just have to try our hardest to have faith and believe that God is in control of this situation. Will continue to pray for Aria and the rest of the family. I trust this bug is nothing serious and may God heal Aria’s body completely. Blessings :)

  10. Susan Keam says:

    Urine infections are mostly gram negative and E Coli is the most common bug. Good to know that it is responding to antibiotics. Keeping on praying for you in this rollercoaster ride.

  11. Jan says:

    Me again this sure is a winding journey. Life is just so different when we are given these huge challenges to deal with. Not a lot of comfort right now but remember god does not give us anything that we can’t deal with I have sometimes questioned that as sometimes it feels the opposite. Always remember there are a lot of people all over the world loving and supporting you and your precious family. Love to you all

  12. Cousins Kathleen & Anita says:

    Take the “why” out of our prayers dear Father and teach us to ask “what for” because then we will remember more easily that your purpose is that the image of Christ be formed in us.
    Anita and Hamish, we change the b to h and send you hugs hugs hugs. (no bugs!)

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