Monday, October 5, 2009

Day +11 (It's back ...)

Hunter's nasal wash revealed he has parainfluenza again. This explains his fevers and runny nose. Also, we now realize his cough was not just related to his mucositis. Hunter's Attending Physician isn't overly concerned at this point. She said they will continue to monitor him closely for any signs of respiratory distress. Subsequently, Hunter is extremely tired. He woke up at 5:30 am because he was retching bile. However, he managed to fall back asleep for an hour or so, but was up for good by 7:30. He took a two hour nap around noon after his bath, but still managed to pass out by 6:30 this evening. He had a fairly busy day for being a bit sleep deprived. He received platelets first, then he received two drugs. One drug, Lasix, was to promote urine output since his blood pressure was high. The other drug was his final dose of methotrexate, an immunosuppressant. This afternoon Hunter went to radiology for his weekly chest x-ray, which the doctor said looked good. Our isolation status was taken to another level with today's news. Hunter is a prisoner in his crib and we are prisoners in his room, as we cannot use the unit's common areas. On the bright side, at least we are together.


  1. thinking of you all and hoping that hunter's bout of parainfluenza will pass quickly and not be too much of a setback. sounds like apart from his he is doing extremely well. bless that little munchkin...sending lots of love and hugs x

  2. Courage à vous tous. On pense bien à vous à chaque instant.
    Mille bisous des cousins.
    Sylvie et les garçons

  3. isolation must be really tough, especially for the "spirit", but if it's what it takes for Hunter to get well, then it's a good thing ! And at least he's not alone, you're prisonner with him, so he'll be fine, he has his dads and that's all he needs right now:)