Monday, August 30, 2010

'Just' another UTI

You realize how much life has changed when your son being hospitalized for a urinary tract infection (UTI) is the better news. Unfortunately this time the bug is only partially sensitive to the usual antibiotics so he's on the stronger antibiotic (gentamicin) that can be hard on kidneys so is being infused over one hour, once a day. Still, the fact that the bug in his central line that made him so sick a month ago has not reared its nasty head again is very good news, as it means he gets to keep that precious line for now. He's now so alert that he recognizes the technician who comes to give him a finger prick each day (to test the amount of gentamicin in his blood before they can give him the next infusion) and his mouth drops as soon as he sees her and then he's crying before she's even touched him. He's also getting bored and restless and loves going out in his buggy, for a drive in the car, or even having new visitors play with him. We're hoping he'll be back home in the next few days, as having the family split between hospital and home is really starting to wear thin.

1 comment:

Carole P. said...

I read today "But this precious treasure-this light and power that now shines within us - is held in a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies.Everyone can see that the glorious power within must be from God and is not our own.' (2Cor.4:7)and my thoughts went to you and the family. I thank the Lord for His abundant grace given daily so that you can handle every trial.