Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shane's Condition

Shane’s condition improved today.  His WBC dropped in half from where it was yesterday which tells me the antibiotic is working.  His tests came back positive for a UTI and for the Rhinovirus.  I am more concerned about the UTI because he has had them before and was hospitalized last summer after an UTI lead to an e-coli infection which made him very sick.  His Urologist will be seeing him tomorrow to evaluate his condition but I suspect that he may have a drainage problem causing urine to escape and thus causing the infections.   It will be very interesting to see how this plays out over the next day or so.  Shane is also requiring O2 to help him breath and I suspect that this is more related to the Rhinovirus and nasal congestion and thus not an issue with his lungs.  Multiple X-rays this week continue to show that his lungs are fine yet the difficulty to breath continues.  He is suctioned multiple times a day and they have taken so much mucus out of this little boy of mine.  They have called in an ENT specialist to evaluate him and he should be seen by him tomorrow as well.  He has had no fever the past 2 days which is good news as it reached 104.6 on Sunday when he was in the ER.
Tomorrow will be a new day and let’s hope that Shane continues to improve.  The doctor said maybe he can come home tomorrow but thought that most likely he would need to spend a few more days in the hospital.  One thing we know about both Shane and Wyatt, they are fighters but they play by their own rules.  They enjoy keeping the doctors guessing as to what will happen next.  As always, Mary and I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers that are being said for our boys.  It means the world to us.  Thanks.

Please feel free to contact me at ericwaxy@ptd.net.

1 comment:

  1. Lots of prayers for your sweet boys! Poor Shane and Wyatt are probably thinking they have 2 homes. :( we love u guys! I know its tough, but I'm glad the antibiotics are wworking! That gives me hope! :)