She took a turn for the worse yesterday morning. She has sepsis on top of her valve problems and struggled for survival all day yesterday. The final culture is not back yet so they started her on broad spectrum antibiotics. Mid afternoon they started her on another drug , Xigris by Eli Lily, which helps prevent the deterioration of organs due to sepsis (according to my understanding). The doctors are holding out little hope and the grandchildren are coming home from out of town. But we are still clinging to hope. Besides, they don't know my mother.