Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Just a quick update on the CT scan. I talked with the GI doctor and there are two areas of concern, one in the small intestine and another where the small and large intestine connect. The thought is that this is an infection that is causing the large amount of swelling and other factors that are present. He has already started (on Friday) the antibiotics and we're now instructed to watch him closely. With his central line and an infection within his body, it's important that we treat aggressively and quickly. He's uncomfortable and not feeling well, but we are unable to give him pain meds because of the complication of slowing down his GI tract more (and potentially allowing the infection to rage out of control). There will be another round of xrays and tests a few days after stopping the antibiotics. And if the areas of concern are still present the GI doctor will proceed to further testing. There is another possibility that can cause inflammation and such, but we will cross that bridge if we get to it, after infection has been completely ruled out.
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  1. Hoping and praying that things get resolved soon!!

    How aweful if he were to get a line infection. I hope its something else so that he doesn't have to deal with that. So sorry he has to go through this.