Sunday, May 8, 2011
So once we were in his room they immediately started him on antibiotics and took all the blood work for the cultures that they needed. At that time they were also doing the type and match. They also took a throat culture since I had just had strep throat the week before. His fever was not going up so that was a good sign. Since it takes 48 hours for the cultures to come back we knew we in there for at least that long. He continued to be checked for fever but it never went up. Later that day he received his blood transfusion which he tolerated well.
Friday was just a waiting game. We new that the results still had another 24 hours so we just waited. I don't think I even left the room that day. He got 24 hour feeds to make sure he was meeting his caloric needs. We are giving him 1800 calories per day all through his tube since nothing tastes good to him. The results finally came in on Saturday and we were cleared to come home. He was so happy to leave! We added one more medicine to list. It is a combination anti-anxiety and appetite stimulant. He has not been sleeping very well or eating so we are going to see how it works.
On another note I just received a text from my brother who told me that Johns t shirts were given to a local uninsured hospital in Cusco. He is making a difference in Peru! The back story behind that is that his friend is doing a hike down there and has dedicated it to John and his constant strength. Another thank you to the people that are keeping him in your prayers and doing things for others that make a difference!