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Friday, September 3, 2010


here are the stats:
ridge came in the hospital last sunday.  he had a small fever.
line cultures were drawn.  LINE. we only have one now.
antibiotics were started.
fever was gone before he even got to the hospital.
he had a runny/stuffy nose.
he still has that. it is progressively getting worse.  so he has some sort of virus is the consensus as far as snot goes.
his central line is infected. first it was determined to be gram negative rod bacteria.  so we stopped one antibiotic.  then it was discovered to be gram positive rod bacteria. so we had to start that antibiotic BACK, which is like starting over.  so we are treating the infection.
he got blood on monday.  he was bleeding bc of the infection.
he hasn't needed blood since then.
the snot is getting the best of him and his stools are darkening up due to that runny nose.
so we will get blood again today or tomorrow.
he is also getting a chest xray bc the runny nose could lead to pneumonia in ridge.
doesn't everyone hate it when their kid gets sick?
i extra hate it.

that's the low down.
my opinion?  ridge will still get sick.  sometimes it will be avoidable. other times it will not.

while it would be scary to have no lines at all, bc he does need blood frequently....he would not bleed due to line infections anymore.
so my vote is to go without lines for a trial period.
the doctor isn't on board...yet.  he isn't totally against it either.

ridge can now say 2 words. he can say momma.  and he can say NO.  i think.

he also gets wrist swats sometimes. and it breaks his heart and he sticks his lip out.

ridge will go home this weekend if he isn't still bleeding.

i think that's all. how'd you love this exhilarating, interesting post?

1 comment:

Twin-Daddy said...

Respiratory Synctial Virus?