Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011 5:47pm

After talking with haileys neurologist and talking with someone from the blood bank about the treatment, we've decided we're going to try the other treatment called plasmapheresis. Hailey's Guillain barre is serious and she is also battling a pneumonia now. Keep those prayers coming. Looks like we'll be in the hospital for at least another 2 weeks.

Plasmapheresis involves taking Hailey into the OR and inserting a central line.  They will then hook her up to the machine which will basically remove the blood from her body, clean it, and reinsert it into her again.  The treatment takes 1 hour and she will receive the treatment every other day for 10 days.

This treatment is usually done on adults so the doctors are consulting with the kidney specialists for information on flow rate and everything for children as the treatment is similar to dialysis.

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