Sunday, November 26, 2006

Another Infection

We really need to get ourselves out of hospital. Noah has picked up yet another infection. On tuesday he started spiking fevers again. Another blood culture was drawn and he now has a different bacteria in his blood called pseudomonous. No one knows exactly how he picked up this one, but unfortunately the hospital just has too many bugs floating around. So he is on four different IV antibiotics now, but has still been spiking fevers. He will need at least 2 more weeks of IV antibiotics before he can come home. We may have to put in another central line because the antibiotics are so hard on his tiny veins and Noah keeps losing his IVs almost daily.
Feeding is going well though despite all the infections and Noah is still gaining! The GJ tube seems to be the answer we've been looking for and he's made it over the 10lb mark!!! So things are moving in the right direction.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

10 lbs. Way togo Noah. but your right Nichole. we need to be praying a hedge of protection around him, so he doesn't pick up any germs. We really pray for a miracle, that you guys can spend some time with us when we have Christmas. Call me. we are heading into Wpg. Thursday morning. Love you so much, and miss you both. hang in there!! love mom

Anonymous said...

Won't a new TPN line jsut cause another infecttion? We are praying for wisdom mom

Anonymous said...

Hi Nichole and Brad,
Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you guys. You are in our family's thoughts and prayers and I thought I would leave a comment so that you would know! 10lbs....wow...he is getting to be a big boy! Can't wait to see him home and at church with your family.
Sandie S.

Anonymous said...

Praying as always! Wishing you strength and guidance.

Stefanie from Sept. Moms

rissa said...

Hi Nichole and family,

Sorry to hear about another infection. My family and I are praying for you guys. Stay strong in the Lord!

Noah, you're getting too big for your britches lil buddy ;-). I'm so happy to hear that you're gaining weight. That's wonderful! Take care of yourself and your mom too ;-). Can't wait til you get to go home. Even though I'm thousands of miles away...you just never know when I might try and visit you. So get well so you can go home!

Take care Noah,

Love you lots!

~Rissa and Karson

erin said...

way to go on the 10 pounds!!! praying that you will be able to come home

Anonymous said...

We're agreeing in prayer about a hedge of protection around Noah. Also praying that his inmume system get strong so that he will be able to fight these bugs that are floating around in there. Praying you'll be home for your Christmas. Love Auntie Hilda

Anonymous said...

Wow, I still can't believe he's over 10 lbs. I can't wait to see you guys! And I hope the infections will stop soon!

Jamie

rissa said...

Hi Nichole and family,

Just wanted you guys to know that I'm thinking about you all and praying for you as well.

Take care!

~Rissa and family

rissa said...

Praying for Noah to get better and better everyday.

Take care and God bless!

~Rissa and Family

Anonymous said...

I keep checking to see if you've gotten to go home yet- I'm praying to see the update soon that you are able to be out of the hospital! I pray that it works for this weekend for your Harder Christmas. It could get kinda crazy in your house with everyone there- enjoy it! (My whole family is gone this Christmas!)
love Ramona