Friday, June 20, 2008

Post-Op Day 28

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.

Drew checking out the harp

Ava's new haircut

13 comments:

Grandma said...

I love you and Dan, I love Ava's new haircut, I love the pictures of Drew and I love the new antibiotic. Have a great time this weekend and I'm hoping to come back up next weekend.

Love, Mom

Kate said...

well, i've said it all about this post, but here's one tidbit that's new: i found pants. nearby people may have to watch for a flying button but we'll see...

Vanessa said...

I'm so happy to hear the new plan. I guess Drew just needed them to bring out the big guns to get rid of this infection.

I think it's great your getting away for a little while. It will do you some good. Drew deserves a vacation after all of this. Poor guy having to spend so much time in the hospital.

I hope you guys have a good night!

The Portas said...

I'm so glad you have a plan. Two more weeks probably doesn't sound to appealing, but we'll all pray that will be IT and you can run from that place!

YAY for your girls night!! You deserve it..I hope you're able to let loose and have a great time.

Love the cute little stories...the "heart" and the "really hot" food. :) Ava's hair cut looks great!

Take care! Thinking of and praying for you guys, as always....xoxoxo

Baker Family said...

Just wanted to say that..... You are AMAZING!

Katie Scott said...

What a cute blog entry. I love the story about the "heart" and Ava's new haircut is super cute. I hope these new antibiotics do the trick. Have fun in Tahoe with a much needed break!

Mother in Chief said...

Riley has had the gray teeth issue for years. Thankfully the dentist can polish it off during regular cleanings. And I even had the school photographer touch up his teeth to make them a little whiter. Just one of those annoying side issues...

Anonymous said...

Drew looks so precious checking out the harp. what a sweetie.

kira

Kathy said...

Well...I guess you DID get some good food to eat last night!

We're in town all week so email me or call me and we'll go up and visit again.

Glad you got a chance to get away!!!
What a HUGE difference that makes!

Ava's look quite beautiful and Drew...the longest train EVER...oh, he would be in HEAVEN at our house!!! We have tooo many!

Just wanted you to know that we were think about you guys!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea
I am so so glad that you were able to break away and enjoy the craziness of the bachlorette weekend. It would not have been the same without you!! I love you
Kristina

Krysten Dustin and Mason said...

Hi , you don't know me, my name is Krysten. I'm a friend of the Dyke family and have come to know your family's story through Gina. I just felt compelled to tell you how inspiring you and all the heart families are. Every time I read a new post from you I can't help but marvel at the strength, courage and perseverence(sp?) you all show, time after time. Those of us who have been blessed with healthy children sometimes forget to count our blessings. I'm keeping you all in my prayers (especially Drew) & and just know that you are all a very special kind of amazing!

Sincerely, Krysten Teschler

Elle said...

YAY!

Jane said...

Still checking in every hour ;) Hoping you guys are hanging in there...