What a night!
Whew! What a night! Carter spiked a fever of 104.7 and was unable to keep anything down to help with it. He was finally able to get some relief with IV Zofran and was able to hold down some Motrin around 4 this morning. His fever has been back and forth all day. Our Doctor's have been very concerned about Carter and have run a ton of tests. He had a chest x-ray and abdominal x-ray last night that came back normal. He was started on antibiotics last night and had an allergic reaction to both of them. One of which caused A LOT of facial swelling and his eyes to swell almost completely shut and the other caused a rash all over his body. He was given IV Benadryl and it did help with both reactions. He had blood cultures drawn and the one out of his PICC line came back positive. This means he has an infection in his PICC line and possibly throughout his entire blood stream. We are still waiting on one of the blood cultures to come back. Our physician is very concerned about the possibility of stool in his abdomen, due to the fact that before all of this occurred last night he had multiple tests on his intestines. We do not think he is currently leaking stool into his abdomen, which is a good thing. We have chosen to continue to give him the IV antibiotics and pre-medicate him with Benadryl. The antibiotics are just too important right now to fight off this infection, so we have to find a way to keep giving them. Please pray that Carter's body will be able to fight off the fever, the vomiting will subside, and the infection will be treated effectively with the antibiotics. Please pray that Carter will fight off this infection, stay fever free, and have no signs of going in to shock.Thank you for all of your prayers through our little man's many struggles. We know that all things are possible with God and we would not have such a wonderful little boy without Him.