Praise! Noah is OFF ALL his antibiotics! Jason and I did not feel comfortable with the three "big guns" he was on, and the fact is...he'd been on 2 of them for 3 weeks, the third being introduced Monday when he spiked his fever "just in case". We don't mind antibiotics if scientifically something grows out in a culture, however, to throw 3 at him to cover the bases UNTIL something grows out, well, that just doesn't make sense...Well, nothing grew out of his cultures, so we told the docs that if they didn't take him off the antibiotics then we would decline that treatment. They came in later to let me know they had decided to take Noah off his antibiotics...excellent choice. This is not the only good news that came today...Noah is off "droplet precautions" so that means two things: 1) NO MORE YELLOW GOWNS, MASKS OR GLOVES and 2) WE ARE GOING TO TAKE NOAH OUTSIDE FOR SOME VITAMIN D! I'm so excited he'll get to have a little fresh air for the FIRST time in 2 1/2 months! We'll get a portable O2 tank and "bag" him outside.
I'm convinced Noah was having a nasty reaction to the meds b/c his face and body were beet red and his body is broken out in a terrible rash that won't go away (possibly due to the continuous drip of antibiotics). Also, his eyes look as if he's been doped and they didn't have that appearance earlier. Anyway, we are glad he is off the antibiotics now and we'll wait to see what his skin and eyes do from here. We have brought in probiotics to replenish his system after the overhaul of antibiotics.
I sent off some of my blood yesterday to a lab with the help of Tony, "The Amazing Lab Tech". Seriously, if you ever need a blood draw...he's the man! I've never had a more positive blood draw experience.
Because Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were rough for Noah, I informed him that Thursday would be his day...so far, so good!