Saturday, August 27, 2011


Friday morning Zach woke up with a 103 fever, so off to the dr we went. Unfortunately there was no easy explanation for what was causing the fever, so that means blood cultures. I got to the ER at Brenner's with him around 10, he was supposed to be a direct admit but the ER gets blood cultures faster so we went there. After about 5 hours they finally moved us up to a room.
Within 8 hours the cultures came back positive, and hours later had even more bacteria growing. Right now, he has 3 different types of bacteria growing in his blood. So that is not good at all. He is on 2 really strong antibiotics and we hoping they take care of it.
This morning his fever spiked to 105 which is scary, so they tried to get an iv started to give extra fluids and his lipids so they wouldn't have to stop his TPN to run his vancomycin but his veins wouldn't thread. So not sure what they are going to do about that.
They have him on vitals every hour and hooked up to the heart and oxygen monitors. They are also checking his blood sugar and just keeping a close eye on him for now. If he worsens he gets transferred down to PICU.  Please just keep praying!!

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