Felt So Fine

Felt So Fine

Friday, June 22, 2012

Back for more

I thought about giving this post the title "Home, Sweet Home", but even though this hospital is nearly as familiar as home, I just couldn't bring myself to joke like that. 

Spencer had a low-grade fever on Tuesday night. I called the transplant team and they had me take him to the Logan hospital to get labs drawn. A CBC revealed low white and red blood cells so Dr. E. called me late Wednesday night and said to bring him down to Primary's first thing in the morning. Several more labs later and she decided that he most likely has a viral infection and we would need to stay for a few days for some IV immunoglobulin. 

Today they got results back from the blood cultures and were able to pinpoint the virus and start him on some IV antibiotics that should take care of it. Right now it looks like we'll be here 'til Monday and we'll come home with a PICC line in for a couple more weeks. 

This picture looks like a sad Spencer, but really it's more like a bored Spencer. We're pretty much just hanging out, letting the IV meds do their thing. 

It's been just over six months since his transplant and he's done SO well. We knew that we would hit our first "bump in the road" eventually. We're just so grateful that we caught it early and hopefully can move on quickly.


8 comments:

Beth said...

Many good thoughts and prayers for your Spencer. My cousin in Michigan's grandson had a heart transplant a couple of years ago. He was 8 years old at the time of the transplant. He is growing like a weed and is doing well.

Shelly said...

Continuing to pray for sweet Spencer. He's a good trooper, and Monday will come quickly, I hope. Take care of yourself, too, my friend~

Stephen Hayes said...

My hope is that this is just a tiny setback for Spencer and soon he'll be back with his friends and family. I'll pray for this every day.

Aubry Wilkes said...

OH my goodness... when I started reading I got a lump in my throat. Thankfully they were able to pin point the infection and take care of it. What a sweet, brave boy Spencer is! Love ya!

Annmarie Pipa said...

you are blessed to have amazing doctors and nurses and staff that care about your son...they got right on this...
I will say a prayer for Spencer tonight. and ask my kids to, too. I owe the whole world prayers the way it is..that is what got our family through many small bumps and many crisis.

Sue said...

Hope the time passes quickly for you! So sorry you have to be down there...

Annmarie Pipa said...

how is everything?

mare ball said...

What beautiful children. Just finding you through another blog, and so touched by Spencer's story. I love finding other believers in the blogoshpere and am going to follow to stay in touch. :-)