Today I got to talk with the doctor and nurse practitioner and I think we're all on the same page. I haven't disagreed with anything they've done necessarily, it's just the lack of communication that is going to drive me insane. Dakota's looking great. She spent a good 45min walking laps around the unit this morning. But in spite of how she looks it seems the general consensus is that she should stay here for the remainder of her antibiotic treatment (2-4wks longer). My understanding is that ID is the one pushing for her to stay since she's "too complicated" and "unpredictable" to be at home. Dissapointed doesn't even begin to describe how I felt hearing that. I feel a little mislead in some ways because never has anyone mentioned having us stay for the duration of treatment. Admittedly people have also not said anything specifically about sending us home but it's been implied. If they want us to stay then that's what we need to do but it's a hard pill for me to swallow when Dakota asks on a regular basis to go home.
I'm hopeful that communication will be improved from here on out, even if it's just a quick 2min conversation telling me what's going to happen that day. Yesterday's renal ultrasound showed her kidneys a bit better. Her labwork today looked pretty good as well. All signs that point towards her infection being well controlled. Monday she has another doppler to look at her clot. The attending doesn't seem too hopeful that it will have changed for the better but I'm still praying it's at least a bit smaller.