We have been overwhelmed with the number of emails and comments on the blog. It is amazing to know how many prayers are being said for us.
Many of your emails have asked about Brittany's condition. She is doing fine. She has an IV and receives antibiotics and fluids periodically throughout the day. She will probably lose the IV in 5 days as they do not give antibiotics after the first week. No studies show that continued doses of antibiotics after the first week prevents infection. She does not have any monitors or other devices hooked up to her. The nursing staff does monitor Gaines' heartbeat for 30 minutes twice per day. Brittany is supposed to stay in bed for the most part, but she is allowed to get up to use the restroom and shower.
Many of you have also asked how long I will be able to stay with Brittany in DC. Fortunately, I work for an amazing company owned by an amazing family. My boss has graciously given me as much time as I need to be in DC. So I am not leaving...I will be here until Brittany and Gaines can come home with me.
Many of you have also asked about the hospital. The staff here has been amazing and very professional. All of the nurses and doctors are aware we are far away from home and they are doing everything they can to accommodate us. One of the nurses heard that Reed is coming to visit us tomorrow so she went and wrote down activities close to the hospital that Reed would enjoy. Believe it or not Ringling Brothers Circus is in town and only a few blocks from the Hospital. I may take Reed on Sunday afternoon while Brittany visits with her family.
I will post more information as we get it. Please continue to pray...miracles do happen.