Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Infectious Disease Appointment

Ethan and I went up to PCMC today to have a consult with the Infectious Disease doctor. Basically, they said that he looked good and to continue with the Vancomycin for the time being. We will have labs drawn again on the 21st. If the numbers are normal, then we can discontinue the antibiotic treatment and pull Ethan's PICC line. If the numbers are staying somewhat stagnant or even increasing, then we will have further tests done (like a bone scan) to determine if there is a pocket of infection or something else that is resisting the treatment. I don't expect this to be the case (think positive, right?), but we will just keep doing what we are doing until then.

This is Ethan's most recent delivery of his Vancomycin (one week's worth). Too fun.



Ty and Ber said...

Hopefully things are good at that appointment so he can get rid of his PICC line for Christmas.

Fowers Family said...

That looks so overwhelming. I am glad that things are moving in the RIGHT direction. Hopefully next week you can have a VANCO free Christmas. Love ya, Jody

cici said...

I see light at the end of the tunnel! ;)
My prayers won't stop til Ethan is
PICC line free!
Don't forget to breathe during this stressful time.
Happy Holidays to you,Ethan and your family.

The Hood's said...

We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for you guys! Good luck!