Sunday, June 21, 2009
Back in the hospital
Hello everyone, Elyza had to return to the hospital yesterday. Her shunt got red and inflamed. The doctors ran some blood tests on her, but most of the tests have returned negative. The blood show that her crp levels and her white blood count is very high. They have determined that her sspinal fluid is clear of infection. The redness around the shunt tract suggests that their might be a surface skin infection. but the tests are still inconclusive. The doctors are worried that if it is a skin infection, that it might be too close to the shunt. Having the infection so close to the shunt could cause her shunt to become contamainated. They might try and replace her shunt to see if that helps.