The doctors stepped in this morning for rounds and gave news that was a little concerning. Natalie's Cytomegalovirus (CMV) had increased over the night. Approximately 80% of the population has this virus in their bodies, however because of Natalie's compromised immune system, she will need a more aggressive regimen of anti-fungal medicine. They will be watching her more closely throughout the day. Another platelet transfusion will be needed today as she spit blood throughout the night.
This morning the morphine assisted in opening a small window of opportunity for me to get Natalie to speak a little. It took the strength she had left in her, but wanted to say hello to everyone.