We received another test result. One of the blood samples taken this morning grew strep in the lab… The antibiotics she’s on will need to continue for 7-10 days to stop the infection. The nurse thinks Nora should feel a lot better in a few days.
Still waiting on other results. I’m hoping it’s just this… But one of the doctors thinks she’s pretty sick for this to just be strep in her blood. So we shall see.
I’m really at a loss here for what to think… This is now the second infection, the first being the E. coli that led to the meningitis, that they tell us can just happen. And I get there are germs everywhere and obviously she doesn’t have much of an immune system… Their best guess is that this infection is from when her PICC line was removed earlier this week, as that was the most recent interaction with her blood. How do we make sure this doesn’t happen again though??