Saturday, April 11, 2009

Health updates

Will has been sent home from the hospital; he arrived a few minutes ago. His color is good and he looks very well hydrated. These short hospital stays may be worth for hydration alone. Basically, the docs thing Will has RSV infection, a cold. They've stopped treating with antibiotics because they're worried about c. diff. (A secondary bacterial infection caused by, you guessed it, antibiotics. It's a big problem in hospitals and Will has had it before. His immune suppression makes anything like that hard to get rid of.) He is to take it easy, do his breathing treatments, and stay hydrated. Make an appointment to check back; call if it gets worse; etc. So, I guess that's good. I hope he gets better. Thanks everyone for all your thoughts and good wishes during this latest bout of lung-tx complications for Will. The support means a lot to me.

In less dramatic health news, Liam has yet another ear infection, this is the 3rd in 4 months, but because it's in the other ear we are spared a referral to ENT for now. Thank goodness. Poor baby (and poor mommy!) slept very little last night. Hopefully tonight will be better.

1 comment:

Deron Arnold said...

I've just been exposed to RSV (again). Last year I got RSV pneumonia and nearly died.

It was awful. So glad to hear that Will seems to be recovering.