After speaking with the surgeon team and the hematologists, a plan has been devised. They are exploring a condition called Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) as a possible reason for Olivia’s decreasing platelet levels. They are going to attempt a treatment for this condition and see if it brings up Olivia’s platelet levels. If it does not, Olivia will have a laparotomy on Tuesday.
The doctor reminded us yet again of the outcomes from a possible NEC infection and what they may find during the laparotomy. It was a reminder of just how serious NEC can be. This coming week is sure to be daunting for us. Olivia still has many positives in her favor: relatively clear brain ultrasounds, a recent eyes look good rom the ophthalmologist, no clinical signs of illness and relatively low oxygen requirements. It will be a few more days of uncertainty before we find out. At least we should have some answers soon.