Jenni's OB came up last night to take one last look before heading home, since she had been there at the hospital 24 hours already. She came up with the OB that was going to be on call through out the night. This OB just happened to be the OB that was on call the night Taylor was born. She was the one that performed Jenni's C-section. It was nice to have both OB's there discussing everything as they are the two OB's most familiar with Jenni. Jenni also got to ask the OB a bunch of questions about her C-section surgery and get some answers about the status of her uterus.
Both of the OB's did lots of physical tests on Jenni's abdomen and they were both certain that she wasn't showing any signs of her digestive system organs being under any stress. But the blood results that they keep taking every 8 hours still show a high level of this enzyme excreting from her pancreas along with some issues with her liver.
They ended up doing an ultrasound on her pancreas & liver last night but the results of those came back perfect as well. They have discussed the possibility of next doing a CT scan on those two organs to see if they show anything.
Her OB's have basically passed her case onto a new doctor, since everything is fine with her postpartum issues. We are now waiting to meet with the internal medicine doctor to see what he decides to do since this is his specialty. We met with him briefly yesterday, but that was when everybody was still focusing on Jenni' heart, so he didn't have much to suggest and was leaving the calls up to Jenni's OB and the cardiologist. But now today he will be the one calling the shots.
The big dilemma right now is, the typical treatment for Jenni's current symptoms is to keep Jenni on a no food diet for a few days until her liver & pancreas reset, then to start adding nutrients through an IV and then eventually work up to an oral liquid diet, then to eating solids and if her organs responded correctly, then we could go home, but since she is breastfeeding Taylor this throws in a whole new loop. So, far Jenni's milk hasn't dried up and Taylor seems to be getting filled up each feeding, but they don't know how long that will last with Jenni not getting any nutrients, but if they give Jenni nutrients too soon and things flare up, then we are back to square one.
Jenni seems to be doing fine. She is a bit weak from not eating, but is past that hungry stage. They slowed down the amount of magnesium they were giving her because her levels were a bit high when doing the blood tests. This caused her blood pressure to rise back up into the 140's - 150's last night, which brought her headache back, so she has been taking some pain medication to ease her headaches. Jenni jokes that if they would let her eat a good meal, then her headache would go away and all would be well (since that is usually the case at home when she gets a headache she just needs to eat). Her heart rate has come up a bit from yesterday's low 40's. Now it is usually in the mid 50's, so it is nice to see that getting closer to her normal 70 & 80's bpm.
That's it for now. Taylor & I are going to head out and get some breakfast/lunch after we meet with the internal medicine doctor. Taylor has been the perfect baby throughout all this, just sleeping and eating and pooping, making my job easy. We'll see how the day goes and hope Jenni's blood results will start showing some positive signs soon for her pancreas and liver.