Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Fair to Partly Cloudy :-)
Charlie held out through a very busy morning and did his best not to storm but to no avail. After the bath, casts and some random medical aggravation, my buddy said enough is enough and flew into his first storm in over a day and a half. There is some good new associated w/ said storm and that is Charlie was able to calm on his own w/o need of meds. He whipped to a heart rate of 202 and now he is asleep and at 165 and falling. There is a first for everything. Hopefully this will be long nap. Met w/ one of the general surgery doc’s about getting Charlie’s G-tube put in and they’d like to do it before he gets his shunt internalized so maybe the end of this week. The Infectious Disease Doc’s are confident that after 18 days of antibiotic treatment they can safely stop Charlie’s therapy so no more “biotics” for now. They are going to do a full work up to evaluate Charlie’s immune response so we can tell if after the meningitis he will be any more susceptible to future infections. I have tried my best to be more “calm, coherent, easy to read” w/ this post as I am fully aware of my constant anathema of pretentious diction and predilection of incongruous rumination.