Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Echo Results

The Echo looks good. Yeah!

We also had another "infectious disease" doctor come in to talk. She doesn't think that the infection is in Ethan's sternum, but wants to draw more labs in the morning and to keep a close eye on it just in case (the reason being that if it is in fact in the bone, the infection will come back once the antibiotics are stopped). If his CRP and ESR labs are elevated, they may choose to lengthen his antibiotic therapy past the 14 days (but as of now, 14 days is the general consensus). So, again, I am not too worried about a bone infection, but I am glad that they are taking his infection seriously. Also, after talking with Dr. Kaza tonight, he said that we are still "looking" at discharge tomorrow but even tonight wouldn't give me any promises. I guess everything is riding on Ethan's morning labs. We'll just have to wait and see.



~Rachel said...

Thanks for the updates. We still have you all in our prayers. Love you all and hope you go home soon.

Ty and Ber said...

Yeah! I am glad that the echo came back good. I hope they figure out what the cause of the infection is. It is nice that they are trying to figure that out and not just brush it off and say that the abx will take care of whatever it is.

likeschocolate said...

Good Luck! We will be keeping you in our prayers.