Joy of a Smile

Hi Family and Friends,
It looks like today might be the day to go home! Gabrielle developed a fever on post-op day #1 and her blood cultures and urine came back positive for infection. They began treating her with anitbiotics and her fever has improved and she appears to feel alot better. They inserted a PIC line yesterday which is a special IV that she can be sent home with. We will be administering IV antibiotics at home for the next 8-10 days to make sure any infection is blasted away. As soon as all home health instruction is completed and we have all of the necessary materials we will be heading out.

It has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. Gabrielle seemed to be improving from the infection and then yesterday she had 5 seizures. The doctors say this can be from the irritability caused by surgery or may mean there is still an area of aberrant tissue. We will just have to wait and see. On a very positive note, Gabrielle has been smiling and laughing for the first time in weeks. She is so interactive. She wants to sit up and play which is difficult when she still has an IV in each arm.:) When she smiled and laughed for the first time yesterday afternoon I had tears of joy rolling down my cheeks! It made everything worth it!!!

We will continue to pray that Gabrielle improves day by day. She will be starting Physical Therapy very soon and they will be addressing her left sided weakness. We have so much hope that the little girl who was trapped inside a body riddled with seizures will begin to emerge!!!
Our many thanks for everything!

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