Friday, June 12, 2009

Day 8 Update

Well, we had a minor setback today. The morning started off great! There had been discussion of us being discharged until we spotted blood in Cain’s diaper. My first thought was ‘NO!!! Not blood again’! The last time Cain had blood in his stool we ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks. I don’t think this will set us back two weeks this time around. Cain is now currently on watch for NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) and C. diff(clostridium difficile colitis). Although, the medical team has not yet completely ruled-out NEC, they do not feel that this is what he has, so much so that they allowed Cain to restart feeding after holding for only a few hours. We are waiting for lab results on whether or not he has C. diff. In the meantime, Cain is on isolation. Any medical staff that enters his room has to put on protective gear and gloves. C. diff often obtained in the hospital setting, is highly contagious and can easily be passed on to other patients. It often develops from taking to many antibiotics which kill all the bacteria in the stomach with the exception of C. diff.


We also met with a hematology nurse yesterday. Cain developed a blood clot from a central line and will need to start taking twice daily Lovenox injections again. We will give Cain this injection over the next 3-6 months. Hopefully the Lovenox will help the blood clot dissolve.

We are still on the ‘bed board’ and even with the possibility of NEC or C. diff we should be able to move on to the next floor as soon as a room is available.


2 comments:

The Hebert Family said...

I think of Cain all the time. He is such a strong little man. Just know he(and you and Brad) are being prayed for all the time by so many people that love ya'll. Wish I could be there with you. Call me anytime.
Kristi

3 "A's" and a "B" said...

hang in there sweet baby!!! Hope it is nothing! I know C-Diff is the better of the 2 possibilities, but I pray that it's not that either. AND surely hope you guys don't get it too. It would not be fun. Where is the blood clot?