Monday, February 1, 2010

ANSWERS

Last night the doctor came in and told us that the bugs he was cultured for are not sensitive to the antibiotics that he has been getting.  That's probably why he continues to get fevers.  They switched him over to his new antibiotic, which is IV form only.  That automatically buys us more time here.  The cultures from his bladder came back showing yeast so they put him on an IV antibiotic for that.  Because he had a positive blood culture he's getting IV Vanco. for that.  His potassium has been on the low side since we've been in and dropped even lower over night.  They gave him a dose of potassium through his g-tube this morning.  They haven't figured out the reason for the drop as this is not his norm.  He was started on a new sleep med last night but slept 90 minutes after he initially received his dose.  He was awake through the rest of the night and then promptly fell back asleep as the sun was rising.  I've tried numerous times to wake him but have not been successful.  We'll try it for a few more nights to see if it gets any better.  I'm still waiting for rounds so if there is anything else I've missed I'll update later.

10 comments:

Junior said...

glad to hear you have some answers. Praying that the new med will do the trick and Ben will be feeling better in a hurry.
Big hugs

LL said...

90 minutes just doesn't seem like a good nights sleep!
Kiss those cheeks for me~

Jenny said...

...sigh...
I hope you have more answers soon!
Kisses to you BOTH.
xo

The VW's said...

Sorry this means that you will be in the hospital longer! Answers are great, but sometimes we don't enjoy the answer! Wouldn't it be nice if we got to choose the answer sometimes?!

Cute PJ's Ben! :) Thinking of you both and praying!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Ben .... I hope and pray that you feel better soon. Your mommy needs some sleep, and she needs you back to baseline. Get there quickly little one!

TMI Tara said...

Sending big {{HUGS}} and hoping the meds help him feel better, get some good sleep and get to go home. Love you guys.

Zion And Missy said...

We pray that Benny boy gets better soon so you two can get home. Send him a smile and a hug from us.

Cindi said...

Thinking of you both every day...hoping for good news with each click of the keyboard as I log in for updates...praying daily...love you.

April said...

Oh what a sweet boy!!! Hope you can get the sleep issues worked out-- LOVE YOU!

Alicia said...

Stopping over from Alicia & Gavin's blog to let you know I am praying for you and Ben. Hang in there.

Also wanted you to know that I LOVE the Chocolate and Peanut Butter post. So sweet!