Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Last night, around midnight Matthew's nurse came in and stated that Matthew's blood cultures had 'prelimeninary' come back with 'gram positive cocci' in his blood. (that mean that he has bacteria in his blood....that isn't good). There is a possibility that it is a 'contaminent', meaning the bacteria came from his skin and not the blood. They will not know that until the specimen 'grows' more in the lab. We may know more as soon as tonight or maybe tomorrow night. Until then they have started Matthew on two pretty strong antibiotics. Which means that at 1 am we had to start ANOTHER IV.....and draw MORE lab work. That sort-of made for a cranky mama {okay, a REALLY cranky mama}. By the time they were done picking on him, it was 3 am. So, I'm really tired! I've gotten one nap today and I'm hoping to get another one.
The doctor came in and talked to us. We will get more bloodwork this afternoon, and see if the antibiotics he is on are strong enough. He is still on oxygen and needs to have it to keep his oxygen levels up. So it may be a couple more days or so before we get to go home. I'm praying that as his cultures grow out that they show it was just contaminated and we can stop the antibiotics. The doctor seems to think that it is most likely viral and not bacterial. We'll hopefully know more tonight or possibly tomorrow afternoon,

Off to take a nap.......

8 comments:

Micknmichele said...

Oh Jill!!!! I'm frusterated for you. Keep your chin up...I'll say a prayer for you. Let me know if you need anything - I'll help as much as I can. *BIG SQUEEZE* Michele

Lisa said...

Oh Jill- I am so sorry. I liked your idea of going out to lunch....to bad we can't make it happen :)
Enjoy being with Matthew. That's the best thing about hospital stays....plenty of snuggle time!

Kristen said...

I wish there was a magic wand I could wave and it would be all better..no more being sick, no more waiting, no more tiredness. I send you and Matthew lots of love and prayers!

Cayman says thank you to Matthew for her love letter. She loves it..and after reading my other blog comments, other people do too. :o)

Anonymous said...

Jill,
We are praying for Matthew to feel better and for you to get some sleep. I wish there was more I could do. Let me know what you need.
Kim

Josephine said...

Oh, what a horrible time! I hope he gets better just as quick as can be, you and your family need some time at home! Poor baby, I hope he isn't too miserable with all the poking and prodding....

Sherri said...

Don't you wish you could get paid for all of the waiting you are doing? Sorry you still don't know what's going on with the little guy. You must be completely sick of Children's! I'll be praying it's just a contaminant (Miles had this happen once at St. E's) and something viral and that he'll be back to his smiley self soon! Hang in there, I'm sure you're exhausted.

Shelly said...

Jill,

Just read all of your postings on your blog -- hadn't checked in for a while. WOW! I can't believe all that has been going on with Matthew lately. We have been praying for him and your family. So sorry that things have been so out of control lately. Call me when you have a chance to talk -- I our visits!

Shelly H.

Angela said...

Hi, I'm Angela, Kristen's cousin (and Cayman's too :p) I just wanted to let you know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. It seems that your family has been blessed with a very special little boy. :) I can only imagine how draining and frustrating life feels for you right now. I'll ask God to send a little bit more strength and peace your way :)