Today we switched up the antibiotics. I guess three weeks of vancomycin is enough. It's time for the big guns. Drew is now getting linezolid, which apparently can treat MRSA and vanc resistant bacteria. Sweet. He is also still receiving the cefotaxime. The new plan as of this morning is to treat with these two antibiotics for two weeks then do another CT. If the "abscess" is the same size or smaller they will send us home with another two weeks of oral antibiotics. If not, I guess we reconsider surgery. We also heard the x-ray from this morning looks great. Which we could have guessed since his oxygen is back up at 98 or higher. We noticed Drew's teeth have been looking gray and today they looked even darker. The NP says it's from the iron he's taking, so now we are supposed to mix it with juice and have him drink it through a straw so it doesn't coat his teeth.
Drew enjoyed some good play time today and created the biggest and longest train track ever! Ava got to spend some time playing at the hospital too, but she prefers to play in the kitchen and make us sandwiches that are "really hot." She got a much needed haircut today. Her bangs look really short, but I guess at least she can see now and it will grow back quickly. She is spending the weekend with Heather & John. I am going to a bachelorette party in Tahoe on Saturday night so Dan & Drew will be on their own until Sunday evening.
There were some fun things that happened today. The NP hooked me up with a massage from one of the therapists who works with the kids on this floor. It was only a fifteen minute chair massage, but it was really sweet of her to arrange it for me and I enjoyed it. This afternoon there was a harp player right outside our room and Drew was very intrigued. Later he went out the door looking for the "heart." The only other exciting thing that happened today was our A/C war with our roommate. I don't know how it is possible in this heat, but apparently they were freezing all night. The thermostat is on our side of the room, but their nurse must have come over and turned it up to 80 degrees. Dan woke up really hot and changed it back to 70, not realizing that they were cold. Then they complained all day about how cold it was and had engineering come check the thermostat (which was still set at 70). We've reached a happy medium at 74, but we won't be sorry if they get discharged tomorrow and we can keep ourselves cool and comfortable again.