Hope remains in the PICU this evening and we don't have any answers. Her heart function appears fairly good. A slight decline but almost too small to notice. She is still on oxygen, but has been weaned down to 2 litres from 4. She had urine and blood samples sent for testing, both came back showing nothing. We were hoping for an easy answer, but did not receive one. Her white blood cell count is elevated slightly (a sign of infection). They have no idea what's going on and have started her on antibiotics as a precautionary measure.
The plan tonight was to start giving her a very small amount of food to see how her stomach would tolerate it. Hope is not receiving enough calories lately and we worry that her weight will drop and cause issues before her next surgery. We are praying against anything that will cause a delay in surgery. The thought of a delay, and Christmas in Edmonton, is almost too much to think about.
We are in our new apartment now and that is a huge blessing. It's so nice to have our own kitchen, a family room and 2 bedrooms. We're able to put Sadie to bed on time and still have the freedom to get things done. With Hope back in PICU, we aren't able to stay with her and are hoping for a good nights sleep. We're exhausted and could use a good sleep tonight. Please continue to pray for Hope, she needs your prayers.