Friday, October 5, 2012

Update #2

Because of various findings with blood cultures, Xander will be having an MRI in the morning.  The concern is that there could be a pocket of fluid that the infection has setttled into (requiring surgery) or that the infection has spread to the bone. From what I understand, if the infection is in the bone, he will be required to be on IV antibiotics for at least four weeks.  Being as how that doesn't sound like any fun at all, we are praying that neither is the case, and that he will miraculously heal and go home tomorrow!  (;  However, the nurse just told me to not expect to go home anytime before Tuesday or Wednesday, even if things go well.

One specific thing...Xander's CRP count went from 2.3 yesterday to over 27 today-- something his nurse described as an astronomical increase like she had never seen before.

On the bright side, Xander felt well enought tonight to do crafts and walk around a little.

So there you go.



  1. Oh goodness!! So sorry to hear this! Well, maybe you will be able to watch conference without too much interruption. Thinking of your family and praying for you all.

  2. I've been praying for Xander and your wonderful family. Praying specifically for no infection in the bone and complete healing for Xander and strength and peace for you and Jeremy during this time.


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