Saturday, August 12, 2006

Another "bug" - another antibiotic

I'm home .... and terribly sad being away from Jack. *Sigh*

The ID doctor came by Jack's room this morning to let me know that the stuff they are draining from the pleural effusion is now growing yeast. Ugh! Jack is now on yet another broad spectrum antibiotic to cover the yeast until they can identify the specific yeast he is growing. It's another heavy duty one where they have to monitor his kidney function and some other things (my brain isn't able to take in much more information these days, so I don't recall all of the possible side effects). He is now on three different antibiotics. I'm now convinced that Jack was much better off with a crooked spine than he is now, or may ever be. I do not have a good feeling about where we are headed at all. Mark has already called a couple of times asking me if he should be concerned about how Jack is acting/looking. I hate those kind of phone calls. Per Mark's last phone call, Jack is back on oxygen and still only satting in the low 90s and he is very uncomfortable. I feel helpless.

Your prayers are appreciated.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ann,
Be assured of our prayers for Jack and for all of you. You are an amazing mother and Jack is an amazing little boy. Please let us know if we can help at this end.
Love and prayers,
Pat and Chuck Killen

Anonymous said...

Ann,

I am so sad to read that Jack has another "bug". I hope you are able to get *some* rest while you are home. Praying that Jack perks up and whatever he is brewing stops soon.

There are many in Cinci praying for your family. Feel better soon Jack!!

Jennie

Anonymous said...

Oh Ann,
I so sorry to hear about this. You and Jack are still in my prayers and I hope things start to turn around asap. I know how hard it is for you at the moment but please know we are thinking of you and Jack all the time and sending lots of love. Take care,

Bea and Katie xxxx

Anonymous said...

Ann,

I'm sorry that Jack is having to go on more meds and still isn't bouncing back. I hope he starts getting better soon.

You needed to get home for a few days and reconnect with your other kids. I'm sure it is very hard knowing you are needed in two places at once.

Hugs, Sandra

Julie Worthington said...

Ann,

I am so sad that poor Jack has to have yet another antibiotic. This really sucks and I am sure you and Mark must be feeling really bad. I hope you get to enjoy some time with your other children. Sending lots of prayers and hugs across the pond for you all.

Love Julie

Melisande said...

Ann,

We continue to pray for you all! Jack knows you are with him in spirit and always by his side.

Love,
Melisande

Anonymous said...

You and you family and most of all Jack are in our prayers. We may not understand all that is going on, but thank God He does. YOU have been strong and Jack has fought hard. Get the rest you so badly need for soon you will be on your way back to Jack.

Anonymous said...

O Ann
I am sending lots of prayers your way.
Trina

barb said...

Ann, It is going to be okay. You have made the best decisions possible. Please don't second guess yourself. Nothing good can come of it. Enjoy some time with your kiddos ... bask in the Phoenix heat. We love you and we are all praying for you and Jack.
-Barb

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Jack! Hang in there. We love you!

Auntie Carol & Uncle Wayne

Anonymous said...

Ann,

I am thinking of you and Jack a lot. I keep praying for Jack's swift recovery and for you to get a little rest. Love to you and sweet Jack, Whitney