Friday, September 23, 2011

Kody's Friday Update

Sorry I haven't been able to update more often, the hospital internet goes out a lot or it's just real, real slow most of the time.

Anyway, it's working this morning so I'll make this quick.

His color is coming back and he is in no pain, well except where all the stitches are but honestly he doesn't complain about that.
He accidentally pulled out the IV in his neck so right now his nurses are working on that.

Last night he ended up with a nasty reaction to the Vancomicyn {the antibiotic he's been getting thru his IV} so they had to discontinue that, load him up with Benedryl thru the IV and switch to IV Penicillin.

This morning was the first morning he actually had an appetite, so that's good. It's torture watching him refuse food cuz he's a teenage boy, I'm so used to watching him eat all day every day. :)

This morning we were told that they finally have answers as to what has happened and it seems the infection is caused by the same organisms that cause acne. They tell us for this to happen is very rare.
I asked what else we can do to avoid this and the answer is probably nothing more then what he does for his acne and also we all have to up the amount of hand sanitizer we use, like leaving a bottle in every room and using it often {at home}.

We still have to wait for that cyst in his belly to go away before they can put him back into surgery for his new shunt so we will probably be here for till the first weekend in October, if all goes well.

Thank you so much for all the support, encouragement and prayers.

Love you all!!

PS. I still need to download my phone pictures on the laptop so as soon as I do today, I'll put some up on here.
I hope nobody minds that I probably will show his head where the tubes are draining externally.



Anonymous said...

Hi Kim - I will keep good thoughts for Kody I guess this could account for his mood issues that you mentioned. He probably didnt want to complain but was feeling horrible. Saying prayers for you all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
Glad to hear things a getting a little better for Kody. Hopefully you can find a moment to rest a little as things seem to be getting better. You are doing a great job! We will keep the prayers going.

Unc Ken

Miss Judy said...

Hi Kim, I'm so sorry for what Kody, and ALL of you are going through! I'll be keeping you all in my prayers, as always. Oh, and you can show any kind of photos you'd like, I for one don't mind.
Hugs and Blessings,

Cheyenne said...

The news out of your corner of the world is getting better and that's a good thing. Glad to hear it. Still praying everything goes well and that Kody will be back to eating you out of house and home as they say.

I for one will not mind the photos you talked about.

Anonymous said...

Glad that Kody had a better day today with the pain and being able to eat. Sucks that he had a reaction. Thanks for keeping us informed as to his progress.


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