Thursday, April 23, 2009

Keep thinking negative!!!

The second blood culture has, so far, grown nothing! It can take up to 48 hours for it to do so; tonight we'll know for sure if anything will grow. It has already behaved differently than the first culture, which grew quickly, in less than 24 hours.

So what does this mean? Well, either The Boy has no infection at all and someone screwed up or, more likely, he did have an infection but the first antibiotic is treating it. If we learn that, he will be kept on the first antibiotic only, until his white counts go up again.

If he does continue to need Vancomycin, he'll need it for 10 days. The doctor said that perhaps he could receive the treatment at home, but only after his white count is okay.

White count was up from .4 today. A whopping .5! But any rise in white count is good.

Three poos this morning. The one I'm about to change will make four. Typical response to the antibiotic, but still icky.

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