Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Good news! Skyler's chest CT came back almost completely clear. He still has one little nodule left but as for the others they are all gone. I am one happy and relieved momma right now. Also his liver and kidneys look good too. They still have scar tissue on them where the fungal balls were but its just scar tissue nothing new. I started crying when they told me which made Skyler alittle scared because he thought something was wrong (mental note-keep emotions in check next time) but I was so relieved its like the flood gates opened. I was worried that may be the culprit of the fevers but its not and I couldnt be happier.
Bad news (well not terribly bad) he is still having fevers but they think it may be just C-Diff which is caused by being on alot of antibiotics. It also may be the Adeno virus he had before but Ill take either of those options over lung problems any day. To say for sure they needed a stool sample from Skyler today but he wasnt able to go so they sent us home with stuff so I can collect it (something Im super excited about...haha) then they will test it tomorrow. They also sent us home with medication for C-Diff just in case thats what it is and I will start that tonight. They also did some more cultures of his line and a nose swab to check for other viruses. His hematocrit was low so he will need a blood transfusion tomorrow but his platelets and ANC are great. Because he is still having fevers they will not admit him tomorrow to start this next phase of treatment. He needs to have gone at least 48 hours without a fever before they will. Im really bummed about that part, but the good news today kind of outshines this part.
Skyler is still feeling pretty miserable with these fevers and vomiting but hopefully we can get this taken care of quickly so he can get some relief. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers, it helps tremendously.
Skyler waiting down in imaging for his CT scan.