Elijah is doing very well. He seems to be feeling good and he has had NO fevers for 24 hours. He has been on the IV antiobitics for 3 days now. Typically with sepsis, kids remain hospitalized for a couple of weeks, but I am hopeful that once he is stable and they are confident nothing new will grow from the cultures, that we may be able to continue the IV antibiotics at home...It will be a lot of work as he has them 8 times a day right now (vancomycin and ceftazadine every 4 hours alternating), but there is nothing like home after a hospitalization. So, my thoughts are that maybe we could get out by the beginning of next week.
Tomorrow, I have a 6 hour seminar to attend on using the iPad for kids with deafblindness. I have been looking SO forward to seeing all that we can do with our kids with special learning needs using the ipad, that I don't want to miss this class. I think we have things arranged so someone will be here with Elijah and Mark can be home with the others so I can attend. I can't wait.
I have developed a cold...and poor Elijah is now stuck in a hospital room with me! So, I will be masking up so that he doesn't get a virus on the top of sepsis! I have a rotten headache from all the congestion, and am feel very worn out. This is the first time I have been sick in the 6 months that Elijah has been immune deficient..and I am so thankful for that. I can even imagine what it was like for him to have a 104.9 temp...he must have been so achy and miserable.. He is such a trooper!
Elijah has been smiley and naughty this morning...such a good sign that he is feeling better! We are so thankful!