Sunday, June 28, 2009

Racing and girls... Day 228 28JUN09

Joshua's second blood culture came back positive as well. He has a coagulase negative staph infection. This means a mandatory 7-10 day hospital stay and lots of antibiotics to kill off the infection. While this is a serious infection Renee and I are both confident that Joshua will beat it into submission. We have no idea where he picked up the staph, it could have been anywhere.

He has been feeling fine since he started on the vancomycin and was having a great time today racing around the halls, pole surfing, and playing on the wii that Jarrod brought in and set up for him. He even got the nurses involved in his need for speed. His energy was good today and he has been eating grilled cheese sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He got another platelet transfusion this morning and like always he was energized for the rest of the day.

After dinner tonight Joshua and his next door neighbor and friend Demitri went to see a musical show that was going on at the hospital. The production group was teenagers from Salt Lake City, Utah called Clayton Productions. They did singing and dancing from Disney, broadway, and the fifties. Joshua enjoyed the show and he was very popular afterwards. Reminds me of my high school days... I wish... Notice Joshua's "ride" parked under his chair.

I think they were wanting his autograph not the other way around!

Hopefully in a few days they will start giving Josh and Renee day passes to come home for a little while and escape the mundaneness of being stuck in the hospital constantly. At least he can rest here and get caught up on his school work and such. We both miss them already.

Jarrod and I came home and had a rather late but delicious dinner of sushi and nann with a yogurt dip. He is becoming much more of a culinary adventurer as he grows up, and with me around he will never be short of new things to tempt his palette with.

So here we are at another big bump in the road. Renee and Joshua living at our hospital home, Jarrod and I living at our other home.

It sucks.

We will manage, but it still sucks.


Miss Laura said...

Hey Joshua, It's good news that they got the staph infection quickly and are treating it agressively. Bad news is the long hospital stay. However the musical must have been really cool!

I will be up to see you after work today and will call you Mom to see if you have any requests. Love, Laura

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

My stars!! What a bevy of beauties you are surrounded by. Bet that was fun. Hope the music was wonderful.

It appears that nothing can keep you down, except temporarily. I would loved to have seen the races in the hallways. You can certainly create stir wherever you go!

I hope you and Mom get day passes soon. I know everyone will be a little happier then.

And you go Jarrod Man! I'm loving it that you are venturing into more and more epicurean delights. Your Dad is an excellent Mentor.

Hang tough mighty warrior - you are The Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

oh my gosh!!! Look at all of the girls surrounding you Joshua!!!!! Holy cow man you arent even trying. ;) OH gosh mom watch out... ;)Boy they are just all over you, you are just the cutest thing theyve ever seen.. That looks sooo much fun Josh!!!! I wish i could get my big ol belly on one of those!!! =) How was the musical??
Thats great that you guys are having this much fun while being stuck in the hospital. =) I love that even though being in a sucky place like that you can always manage to find some fun. =)

Staph infection yuck love bug... I hope that those strong medicines kick its butt and you dont have to get your port removed... Keep those fingers crossed monkey!! I love you guys and we will be up there soon to see everyone..