Saturday, June 25, 2011

Still here....

We are still in the hospital. His blood cultures came back with 3 different kinds of bacteria. His cultures kept coming back positive so they decided to remove his Broviac tube. That was removed on Thursday. Luckily it was only a small procedure that required minimum sedation. While he was sedated the put an IV in his hand so that they could still administer meds. When he woke up he freaked out because he is terrified of needles. It took him most of the day to get used to the IV. The blood that was drawn from his hand was still testing positive. Two of the forms of bacteria are gone and one was proving resistant to all the antibiotics they had already given him. They finally found one yesterday that is working.

Today was a big day for him because of his fear of needles. They had already told him that he was going to have to get blood drawn from his arm so he was very anxious . They put numbing cream on his arm and left it for awhile to numb up the area really well. He did ok and said it only hurt for a few seconds. He was over 3 minutes after they were done. For now we are waiting for test results to come back but that takes 48 hours so we will be here until at least Monday. He is also being put on the schedule for surgery next week to get another port put in.

So it is safe to say that after 7 days he is officially bored! I brought him more legos and more movies to try to make things a little better. We will see how it goes. I can only watch the same episode of a show so many times. I think I have seen the same episode of the Disney shows at least once a day. When are they going to play something new??

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