Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wes is home and doing well!Typing this post in what should be just hours from Wes palate surgery. Yeah the surgery that was originally scheduled for Oct. 06, when he was 8 months old. Instead the surgeons feel it is best that Wes have a month to recover. No new date yet.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

No way to update lately. Wes has been in the hospital since Sunday, being treated for meningitis. Called Dr. Curry after his fever spiked at 105.5 with alternating doses of Tylenol and Motrin. Motrin worked the best, but still got break through before the next dose. He came to the hospital in pretty bad shape, but is doing well now. Little glimpse in to the past week, two iv's, vomiting, extreme fevers, rash, blood work, and a spinal tap. He has responded well to the abs, but will need a full 10 days of iv abs. Wed morning I noticed a rash that quickly spread over his entire body. Apparently this is an allergic reaction to the abs. Doctor requested dermatologist evaluation to verify it was an allergic reaction. Allergic reaction to rocephin presents problems for future treatment for Wes, knocks out 70% of abs used for him.
Poor little guy can not catch a break. Wed afternoon he started sitting up a little. Before he wanted to lay flat and cried and fussed with the head of the bed being tilted the least bit.
Prior to this past weekend he had been on 10 days ab at home and beginning an additional days. Apparently the ear, throat, or sinuses resulted in meningitis.

Today Wes has been walking around the hospital using a little elmo backpack as his hat and enjoying some visitors.
This is my first opportunity to wireless at Gulf Coast.