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Today has been another busy day for Carter. This morning the other blood culture came back. It was positive. This means the infection is throughout Carter's bloodstream. His blood work showed that he did need to go ahead and get a blood transfusion. He is currently receiving my blood and doing great with it. God sure knew what he was doing when he gave me O negative blood. It has been such a relief knowing Carter is receiving my blood. Carter's white blood cells were actually low, which is very uncommon since he has an infection. They were not too concerned with this and are just going to watch it for now. His pre-albumin level was also lower. The pre-albumin level shows his overall nutritional status. Carter has finally stopped vomiting, although he still will not eating anything. We are going to evaluate putting a feeding tube in his nose tomorrow. The main concern for this, is to make sure his intestines can tolerate the feeding. Carter's fever has been much better today. The highest it has been was 102. He seems to feel much better when it is lower. Our surgeon is trying to come up with a plan for the next couple of weeks, which may include multiple surgeries. It all depends on how well Carter's body tolerates the infection. Although, Carter is extremely sick he has laughed and played most of the day. Your prayers are working! Please continue to pray for Carter's body to fight the infection, for him to tolerate the blood transfusion and for our surgeon to have guidance to come up with the best overall plan for Carter. Again, thank you for your prayers and keep them coming!!!
Carter during his blood transfusion...being himself...SILLY!