Sunday, April 26, 2009

The verdict:

The first reason for our stay in the hospital is almost irrelevant at this point. He was admitted because of the fever, kept because of a positive culture despite the second culture being negative, and while here developed an infection as a result of the antibiotics. The sort of thing where solving one problem causes another.

The treatment for the C. Diff. is IV over 10 days. They can do it orally, but that is an impossibility with someone who is little and stubborn.

Translation: we're here through his next chemo. Which means that the earliest we'll be out of the hospital is Tuesday, May 5th, late at night.

Also, he will be getting more platelets today and more red cells tomorrow.

Good news is that he actually has an ANC over 1000 today. Once he has an ANC over 1500 for 2 days in a row, he'll be off the Neupogen.

This will be the longest hospital stay we've ever had for him. And the kicker is that even if for some reason he does not get chemo (which the doctor says he should be getting), we'll still be in the hospital until Tuesday, May 5th, because of the C. Diff. treatment.

But eventually we'll get out and play on the swingset.


The Reluctant Crunchy Mama said...

Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. No way a nurse could go to your house once a day to give him the antibiotic? Or, perhaps you can bring him in every day for a few hours? If only toddlers knew the situations they put their parents in because of them being stubborn! I guess we know our kids will be assertive when they are older! I hate having to hold her down to give her tylenol or having to hold her down to put her in the carseat. I'll continue keeping you
guys in my thoughts. That kid needs to go check out his swing!

Sarah R said...

Aw, man. I would so come and visit you if I lived closer! I'm sorry you have to be there so long.

JC said...

No way! I'm so sorry. Wish there was something I could do to help.

the mol said...

Problem is, he gets three meds three or four times a day. If it were just one, they could to it.

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Heather said...

So sorry to hear that. I will keep you in my thoughts.