Friday, October 9, 2009

Day +15 (Back to the Transplant Unit ...)

It's Grandma Marcia to share Hunter's day...

Hunter slept all night and most of the day.

There were 20 doctors, nurses, and residents on "Hunter's Team" at morning rounds!

Hunter's condition is stable. After being in the ICU 24 hours, this afternoon Hunter returned to the Transplant Unit where he is being monitored closely. The Lasix drip continues, and Hunter has started to move fluids again. Although Hunter's intake remains positive, the numbers did not go up. The doctors think this is because of the predisone, an indication Hunter may have GVHD of the liver. He remains on the prednisone. Thankfully, there are no signs of a flare-up of the parainfluenza virus.

For the first day in his life, Hunter is grumpy, grumpy, grumpy. He does not want people touching him, pressing on him. He threw his pacifier and toy truck out of his crib, more than once. He took the stethoscope away from a doctor, who got another one that Hunter tried to take. One of the doctors said steroids sometimes turn toddlers into teenagers. It sounds as if Hunter is an "insta-teen"!

As long as Hunter's condition remains stable, Rhea will resume posting tomorrow.


  1. Dites à Hunter que ce n'est pas encore l'heure de la crise d'adolescence...
    Il aura bien le temps plus tard !
    Mille bisettes de
    Sylvie et les garçons

  2. Rhea and family, all of our thoughts and prayers are with you guys right now. Love, Shelley

  3. Thank goodness for grandparents! I know you all have been so very supportive. We continue to hold all of you close to our hearts.

  4. Thinking of you guys every day. Our love, thoughts and prayers. Bruce and Willam