We went back for the follow up CT scan on 12/6. That was a traumatic experience in and of itself because it took 2 hours, and 4 tries to get her IV started. Finley is starting to develop some fear around procedures. The CT revealed that she still had a pocket of infection so another course of 2 weeks on the antibiotics.
We had a follow up ultrasound yesterday and that pesky pocket of infection is still there. It is smaller, and the surrounding tissue is no longer inflamed. Her spleen is back to normal. But, this pocket, abscess, whatever it is – likes Finley and doesn’t want to leave so we are going to have to get more serious about this eviction process. We will keep taking the antibiotics and after the holidays Finley will have to go in and be put under general anesthesia so that interventional radiology can drain it while she is in the CT machine. They will culture it and see if they can get any answers, but being that she will have been on antibiotics for a month – they may not get good bacterial growth. Then we will watch to see if it tries to come back.
We still don’t know the why. But the fact that this isn’t resolving makes them more seriously consider that this has something to do with the man made material in her body. This is really quite strange and doesn’t make any sense – but it’s what we got. I am continuing to trust in God’s plan and timing.
She isn’t in any pain. Her body has walled off the infection well. I am continuing to pray for her health and healing. Please also keep praying that she won’t develop any complications from the antibiotics and that they will keep working. I don’t understand this, but I rest in the fact that I KNOW God’s got this. His hand has been upon us every step of the way, and though he hasn’t answered with the timing of the healing I have been asking for, I am trusting him. Sometimes his answer is, not yet. I will keep asking, keep praying, and thanking him for all that he has already done in her life, and all that he will do.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.