2:00 am We are still in the emergency room at ACH. Palmer responded the same as before to the initial antibiotic hitting her bloodstream and the bad bacteria. (See 4/6/05 log entry). She had elevated heart rate and rigors or shivers. She is better as I write this. Her previous experiences, her disease and treatment, and her reponse to antibiotics are all strong indications she has an infection.Our emotions are the same as they where last month when we had to come back for fever/infection while neutropenic. We where at home just long enough to settle in to the daily humdrum, and pretend for a moment everything was normal. We believe with all our hearts that God daily provides the "How" and only he knows the "Why". And we Trust Him with the "Why".
12:20pm Palmer is stable and sleeping. We are in Pediatric ICU right now. We came here from the ER because of Palmers septic shock response when the antibiotics hit the bacteria in her blood. They gave lots of IV fluids and she is getting blood transfusion now and will get platelet transfusion later this pm. They have kept her here in ICU to monitor her closely. Her blood pressure has stayed very low. We hope that after she gets all the blood products it will head toward normal levels. The nurses on 3-Gold have already been over to check on her. She is anxious to get to the floor that she knows so well. Thank you for your prayers as we returned to ACH and as Palmer is here.
8:10pm We are still in PICU. Palmer is stable, her blood pressure is up she is ready to go to 3-GOLD our home away from home. We have had great care since we arrived last night. This not what we had planned or hoped for yet I am reminded often of a song Scott Krippayne sings
He has a reason for each trial that we pass through in life.
And though we're shaken we cannot be pulled apart from Christ.
No matter how the driving rain beats down on those who hold to faith,
a heart of trust will always be a quiet peaceful place.
Sometimes He calms the storm with a whispered, "Peace, be still."
He can settle any sea, but it doesn't mean He will.
Sometimes He holds us close and lets the wind and waves go wild.
Sometimes He calms the storm, and other times He calms His child.
That calm his Spirit brings is such a blessing. Thank you for honoring us with your prayers and love.