Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hospital Update

Noah is doing much, much better. He was a very sick little guy over the weekend. His hemoglobin and platelet count were down in his boots. He needed a couple of platelet and blood transfusions to get things back under control. His platelet count is now out of the danger zone and his hemoglobin is better than it's ever been! Turns out his blood was growing a gram negative bug called klebsiallis, rather than the pseudomonous we all thought it would be. Sadly, he had to have his port removed and went to the OR on Monday night. He also had a temporary femoral line put in.
The antibiotics are doing their magic and Noah is no longer spiking fevers. He was even able to get out on a pass today for a few hours. The plan for this week is to ultrasound Noah on Wednesday or Thursday to see if the clot is gone. If it is, then he will go back to the OR to have a new permanent tunneled central line put back in. Hopefully after he is recovered from that, we should be able to finish out the rest of his 6 weeks of IV antibiotics at home. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support.

4 comments:

rissa said...

Nichole,

Just dropping by to say hello and to let you know that I'm praying for you all. I hope Noah is doing well and you guys too!

Take care and love ya always!

~Rissa

Anonymous said...

so glad to hear your doing better buddy. I am sure it is a relief to you guys. You are in our prayers always. do you know I plan to come to Wpg. next weekend. I'll take care of Josh and Kailyn. love you mom

Anonymous said...

so glad to hear your doing better buddy. I am sure it is a relief to you guys. You are in our prayers always. do you know I plan to come to Wpg. next weekend. I'll take care of Josh and Kailyn. love you mom

Jamie said...

I'm glad Noah's doing a bit better and that there is an end in sight to the hospital stay.