That is the diagnosis for Emma's fever. The gram stain of the CSF grew out Gram + cocci, probably staph, most likely s. epidermidis. But we won't know until they can grow the organisms out a little further and run more tests.
They have removed the 'P' part of her V-P shunt and are draining the excess CSF into an external collection device. This requires meticulous nursing care. She is getting vancomycin both through the shunt tubing and through her brand new PICC line. She will be in the hospital until there are 3 consecutive negative cultures of the CSF. And then they will have to decide what to do about her shunt.
Stay tuned. More angst on the way.