Thursday, February 28, 2008

BLOOD INFECTION!!!

Yesterday afternoon Kaidence was placed on some heavy duty antibiotics and she seems to have responded well. Her fever finally broke and the vomiting stopped. She is getting back some strength but looks rough. Her blood cultures came back positive, meaning that she does have an infection in her blood and they think that is why she got so sick so fast. They are waiting for the specific infection to be identified and most likely will not know that until tomorrow. Kaidence will need to stay until they can figure the best antibiotics for whatever infection she has and have a pic line placed for going home with for antibiotics. They won't place the line however until her cultures come back negative. They will continue to watch her closely to be sure she doesn't get worse. We may go home Monday-ish.

3 comments:

Lori said...

Hang in there guys. You knew you would have setbacks and bumps in the road. We will keep praying for you. Call if you need anything.

carolyn q said...

Thanks for the update. I am sorry that Kaidence is back in the hospital (just when you were getting used to a routine at home)however at least she can be treated so she can get home soon.
((((HUG))))
Carolyn

Megan said...

That stinks Kaidence is sick. We are praying for a quick recovery for her. Keep us updated on everything!! We are thinking of you guys.
P.S. Love the slide show pics!