Caitlin’s holding steady, but her liver is causing problems, bilirubin rising. She’ll soon have her third bag of acetadote which they’re using to try and combat this. I also emailed Caitlin’s brilliant Boston acupuncturist, Marcy, to ask what points I could possibly work on. When I took a long Q-tip and started massaging the left ear point, Caitlin made an “ouch” face—the first physical reaction in two days.
Jess and Nick and I are working those points frequently.
Her 4am labs showed lactate levels also rising, possibly due to lack of oxygenation in the tissues and worrisome, but the late morning labs had them trending down, slightly.
Last night, a Boston TV station aired Caitlin’s story. Nick and our dear friend Laura Kelly did a great job. Thanks to Jess for getting the pictures to the reporters who worked on the story and were so very compassionate.
WordPress seems to be having some embedding problems, so click here to view the story if it doesn’t show up as embedded:
This is just a screenshot of the clip, not a link: