Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yikes, rough couple of weeks

So March 29th we went to columbus to get his surgical dressing taken off - he was kind of grouchy but I didn't think anything of it. By the time we got home he had a fever of 103 and I couldn't get it down. No other symptoms really. We took him to the pediatrician's office the next day. They checked for strep and wondered if it might be a virus. Fever stuck with us all weekend and the scar on the left side of his back became swollen and red. By Monday we were in the ER here, after torturing him for a few hours we were sent back to Columbus where they opened his back up again Monday night.
They cleaned out the wound, but the device was kept in. We stayed in the hospital until Wednesday on heavy antibiotics and waiting to see what the tests showed the infection was. Thursday we found out it was staph, and switched antibiotics for the third time. Friday we found out it wasn't RSV. So he'll be on antibiotics for at least 6 weeks - he still acts like he's in pain - so he's still on Tylenol with codeine. Its just been wild - but we really hope the infection didn't make it to the device, because having to get that removed sounds just awful for the poor boy.
We go back Friday again to have this dressing taken off and make sure everything is going ok. So keep Isaac in your prayers. What an awful way for a kid to spend his spring break from pre-k. :(


Lisa said...

I am thinking of you and Issac and sending the brave little man my prayers! It is amazing what our children can tolerate sometimes. Please keep us all posted!xo

Janet Gulley said...

Hope things are looking up. What an amazing little family you have!

mandii said...

wow what a scare! glad you found an answer to what was going on. thinking of you guys... hang in there.

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