Mackenzie Linhoff

First post: Mar 10, 2017 Latest post: Mar 20, 2017
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Mackenzie came down with a high fever on Sunday night. Monday she started coughing and Tuesday Nana called mom at work to say she wasn't doing so well. Mom left work and came home to check on her. I took her back to my ED where Dr. Roback decided Mackenzie was working too hard to breathe and needed to come into the hospital. She was found to have Influenza B and a left lung pneumonia. Wednesday we started on something called High Flow Nasal Cannula to help support Mackenzie's work of breathing. She was also placed on antibiotics to take care of anything that could be bacterial in nature for her pneumonia. On Thursday, our medical team decided it was best to consult surgery to further treat Mackenzie's pneumonia. 

Reluctantly, we agreed to a CT scan which further showed the amount of fluid that was in, and surrounding, Mackenzie's left lung. Dr. Brad Segura (mom's favorite surgeon at work) had good news and bad news. The good news is he did NOT see any evidence of pus in her lung. Therefore, it was just fluid build up. Bad news (to mom, dad and Mackenzie) was that she would need to go to surgery to drain that fluid and to place a chest tube to allow for further drainage. This brings us to today. Mackenzie went into surgery at 10:10. We will update with further news as we know. Prayers and thoughts are accepted and welcomed :-)

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