Friday, April 02, 2010

Max is 8 months old today!!!

Unfortunately he spent the day in the hospital. We woke up Thursday morning at 3am to Max moaning in bed. Celeste went in to check on him and he was burning up. We checked his temperature and it was 103.7. As she held him he was very lifeless and larthargic. We gave him Tylenol but it only brought the fever down a little bit. After a doctor visit and some lab work we were admitted to the hospital because Max's white blood cell count was over 4x the normal level. They did lots of poking and prodding, including an IV for fluids and a spinal tap to rule out meningitis. The blood cultures show that he has a bacteria dangerously growing in his blood. He is however responding well to antibacterial treatment as you can see from the cute pictures of him below. The infectuous disease specialist told us that because he is responding so well, if lab results look good, we can bring him home on Saturday. We were very blessed that we brought him in when we did. Thank you to all who have prayed for Max and supported us. We were very blessed to have Celeste's mom in town to help with the kids too. You'd never know he was so sick from these pictures, Ibuprofen does wonders.