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3/20/06 9:00 AM

8:48 AM Susan called a few minutes ago with an update. The blood cultures the doctors took yesterday came back positive for a likely staph infection, probably in her chest catheter (a "line infection"). They have Sophie on antibiotics, and will know more in the next 24 or so hours. Depending on the particular strain and the responsiveness of the bacteria to antibiotics, Sophie may need to stay at UNC for 1-14 more days. The good news is that we know what's going on, but we don't know enough to exhale. Susan will meet with another doctor at 9:00, after which I'm sure she'll know more.