I posted about this under the check in.
They decided to keep him another night. They wanted to wait for the cultures to come back and for the sensitivity tests... aka what kills the bacteria. They said that if they sent him home earilier it would just be a guess as to which antibiotic to send him home on. So, here we sit. His eye seems to be getting better, hes actually working on opening his eye. We just talked to the doc and it sounds like nothing is growing with the cultures, but he is responding to the antibiotics they have been using. SO, if everything still looks good tomorrow, and he continues to make improvements, they will send him home on the stuff they have him on now and continue to run the tests and see. We will need to follow up with his doctor, probably on friday.
Thankfully my sister and her husband are able to help with the middles tomorrow. They are actually spending the night at their house so that DH can still get Ds1 to school and then to work on time. If I cant get out of here by the time that Ds1 is done with school then DH will cut out of work early and work late the rest of the week to make up the hours. I had origionally planned on leaving Kellen here for a little bit if I needed to to go get Ds1 from school... it made me nervous, but DH doesnt have any more paid time off and we cant afford for him to miss work un paid. I didnt say anything to him about not wanting to leave Kellen, but he said that HE didnt want me to... that it made him nervous, and he thought that I should be at the hospital.
any who. Kellen continues to be a champion nurser, and hates the iv in his hand and his whole arm having to be imobalized to keep it from shifting
yesterday before going to uc
after being admitted
late morning... finally opening a bit
big brother visiting
Awww, poor guy! Sorry you are stuck at the hospital. I really hope he continues to get better on his current antibiotics so you can take him home! I know how stressful that can be, especially with the other kids needing care. My DD went back to the hospital at 10 days old for RSV and it was stressful being stuck there and having an 18 month old at home and DH staying home from work. (((HUGS)))
aww poor little dude.. but I'm glad he's getting better!
Renee and Al
Owen Romeo Gerard - 11/28/2012 - 7lbs 12 ozs.
Boo! Poor little guy!
Katherine 7/5/02 Olivia 8/2/04 Freddie 5/31/07 Ellie 5/24/11 and Owen Benjamin 10/31/12
Aww poor little guy I'm glad he is getting better. Cristiano has his left eye get red and close up but it lasted about 2 days and cleared on it's own. Doctor said it was pretty normal as it's the tear ducts trying to start working but alot of times they stay open. I myself had tear duct surgery when I was ababy( 3 weeks old) and had to have antibiotics, etc. My mom had told me. I stayed a couple days in as well. But that was back in 1979
Keep us posted and hope you guys go home very soon!
We are out!!! His eye is looking so much better Doc said with how well he is responding that it was safe for him to go home on oral antibiotics and the eye ointment. They will check how its doing at his 2 week appt next week.
Speaking of which, Kellen is 1 week old!!! Crazy to think about that. Now, to get settled back at home and get a routine going. All the kids NEED it
Yay for coming home! Poor baby, I hope he's 100% better soon.
Harmony, JM, A, & M Our preschool-at-home blog
6w5d on 6/19/07 hb of 107 bpm 10/1/07. Lost at 7w6d
Poor guy! I'm glad he's getting better and you guys get to go home!
Mama to Kostas with the Mostest, born 07/10/07
and Marek "Cricket" Joshua, born 12/07/12