Friday, May 28, 2010

i don't have much time, so this will be a very quick post.

thanks, wen, for updating for me. but now i'm updating again.

forget what wendy wrote about dehydration and migraine. that's likely not it.

not by a long shot, actually.

it's looking like sepsis.

they've started him on two big antibiotics: ceftriaxone and vancomycin. when they started the cef, asher broke out into a horrid blotchy/mottled mess... which can happen with vanco, though i told the doc that asher's been on both these meds before and this has never happened. so they ran some benadryl through the IV and that seems to have taken care of most of the redness. there's still a few spots, but it's not nearly as bad as it was.

they've drawn a blood culture and sent that off. preliminary results should be back tomorrow evening, with the bug and med course mapped out a couple days later. until then....

we're admitted.

if asher's numbers stay the way they are right now, we'll be going to the ward. if he destabilizes again, however, it's the unit.

i'll keep you posted as we learn what's going on. the current theories are that it's either spontaneous sepsis like when he was ten months old (no other infections anywhere, just his blood, which doesn't usually happen, as sepsis is an infection that the blood picks up from somewhere else), or that there has been an infection and/or absess lurking undetected in the pacer pocket since april. that's possible, too. so who knows. when i know, you'll know.

please hold him in the Light right now. this is scary. thanks.

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