Joni is improving by leaps and bounds. Her heart rate was the major concern and is now down to the low 100s. She also had a fever yesterday, which is now gone. Her white cell count before the surgery was 27, and is now down to 15. (Normal is below 10) Every indication is pointing to the fact that they have the infection on the run and it is no longer affecting her body.
Now, we are back to where we were before all of this infection started...recovering from surgery...except this time she is recovering from 2 surgeries. The doctor said he would move her from ICU back to the medical/surgery floor sometime this morning if she was continuing to do well. We still have a long road ahead of us due to recovery time. We expect to be in the hospital for about another week or so.
I'm off to be with her. Thanks for all of your prayers and your thoughts. While I can't reply to every comment or email, please know that I'm reading them all and relaying them to Joni. We love knowing that we are loved!