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Antibiotic Graduation

Emerson's appointments went well on Tuesday.  

Dr. Luhmann (Spine)

Her x-rays looked good and he is pleased that the bottom of the right rod has stayed the same and is not poking out anymore.  He wants to wait as long as possible before addressing the other vertebrae that need removed/fused and the shoulder.  We are supposed to watch the pokey rod closely and call if anything looks wrong.  

Dr. Reich (Infectious Disease)

No blood draw!  She has also completed 6 months of antibiotic. It is possible an infection will surface, though they don't think it will.

While watching and waiting, we are supposed to keep her healthy, active, and continue to encourage weight gain.

No infections show up
Bottom rod doesn't irritate skin
Rods and screws stay put
Weight gain
No illness