Elijah's adenovirus counts have shot up...he has 115,000 copies of the virus in the blood now. The doctor's have decided to put him on the Cidofovir for three weeks. They explained today that this isn't like most virus and their treatment...typically, when you treat a strep virus for example, with an antiobiotic, it goes away. With adenovirus it isn't that easy. But, we are praying the the numbers would go down so that Elijah's immune system could have a better chance of fighting what is left.
He has been feeling pretty rough the last few days...The medication is given through IV and the process is somewhat complicated. PHS, the company that assists us with taking care of Elijah at home will come out and teach us the process of adminstering this medication.
I wonder if I could test out of nursing school by now...I'm thinking maybe.
Please pray for Elijah..and for all of us..we are getting tired.