Friday, January 19, 2007
A quick update
This is just a very quick update while I am home swapping dirty for clean vests. William is still in hospital and has been pretty poorly. There was even some thought as to whether he should have been moved to a high dependency unit on Wednesday because he really was a poorly little thing. His temperature had shot up to 40 and the markers in his blood that show infammation, due to infection, were very high. Poor Wills was just lying down, hardly responding to anything at all. All the nurses that know him well, know that this is certainly not William! He is now much better, having responded to the IV antibiotics. However, the poor thing has managed to catch 4 infections, two in his line and two in his stomach, turning his gastric aspirate thick, green and very smelly!! For those reading this who know about bugs, he has pseudomonas flourescens and staphloccus epidermis in his line and pseudomonas aueriginosa and candida in his tummy. We are trying to treat all that with as few antibiotics as possible but there are some more up our sleeves if he needs them.