Friday, February 27, 2009
something's not quite right
Charlie has been running a bit of a fever the past couple of days. They drew more blood work yesterday and initially it showed nothing new or concerning. They will continue to do the growth tests over the next few days. It is hard to believe that there could be another infection when he is on such heavy doses of antibiotics already. There is some concern for his PICC line. It is a little red looking and you can feel the line in his leg, but Dr Bode and Dr Miller both think this is just due to his sensitive veins, skinny legs, and fair skin. If they do end up having to take out the line, it will mean a trip to the OR to put in a central line. This isn't a huge concern, but we just wish they would decide one way or the other. He has been very sensitive and irritable in the past day too. I am not sure if this is because he is not feeling well or if he is going through some withdrawal from the fentanyl. He gets so upset though that it is nearly impossible to calm him down and he starts gagging on his breathing tube. Hopefully today will be an easier day for him!