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.

2 comments:

Becky said...

Awww, poor William!!!!!

So so glad to hear that he didn't have to go into the HDU, and I really hope that the FOUR (!!!) bugs can be treated with as few antib's as possible!

Dylan's got Pseudomonas Aeruginosa at the moment in his lungs, and it's made him pretty poorly, so he's on iv's as well, Gent and Ceftaz.

Big huge hugs to you and to William, hope he's back to his gorgeous self very soon.

Becky, Seren & Dylan xxx

adam said...

hi darling hope your ok and staying calm i will keep thinking of you as always pls if you need to talk or anything just let me know all my love adam xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx