Today, Dr. Williams performed an ultrasound scan on Patty in order to assess her liver and urinary bladder. Patty’s infected shell requires antibiotics, however these medications can be hard on the liver. In order to watch for liver damage, Dr. Williams periodically draws blood samples and submits them for testing. He uses ultrasound to image the liver, urinary bladder, and other internal organs. Because of Patty’s shell, it is necessary to probe from the sides of her body near her legs. The test results looked promising, and we will continue to monitor Patty’s progress.