Day 4 and counting

It’s been a rough 2 days.  Boeta has started running fevers in the high 39 range (so far not 40).  He is getting several different antibiotics at the moment (Piptaz, Amikacin, Vancomycin, Diflucan), Zofran and Maxolon for nausea, Zantac to try and sort out his stomach, Besotec inhalation for his respiratory infection as well as GCSF injections to kickstart his bonemarrow.  And he is back on TPN (receiving all his nutrition via his Broviac).  So Cristina feels that we should only give him paracetamol for fever and not load him up with even more medication. 

In practice it means that his fever is under control for 4 hours and then we sponge him for another 2h before he can get meds again.  My hands are in sore need of moisturiser – I never realised how drying water could be! 🙂

Carien is finally getting over her cold and is so cute.  She is taking strain at the moment.  She misses Boeta, she misses us and she is very aware that something is going on.  I really hope that we aren’t scarring her for life.

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8 Responses

  1. Grooooot drukkie vir julle almal en al my gebede en liefde.

  2. Thinking of you as always and hope that he feels better very soon!

    I tagged you over at my blog (just a bit of fun)
    (http://whitesinnz.blogspot.com/2009/05/eight-things.html)

  3. Ek dink aan julle, en bid ook vir julle! Sterkte!

    Liefde

    Natacha

  4. Thinking of you and little ones. Keeping you in our prayers. Hoping the fever stops quickly!

  5. Praying for Boeta to get better asap and for you all to be on the mend! Prayers always God Bless
    Mark Samm Deqlan Logan

  6. Thinking of you and praying that boeta is better soon!!!

  7. Julle, dit sluit nou in die hele familie- is elke liewe dag in my gedagtes. Weet dat ons vir julle bid en weet dat ons, hoewel ons jul nie besoek nie in ons gebede en egdagtes daar is.

    Liefde

  8. aw buddy. i wish i could help. all i can do is let you know i think of you guys every day.

    all our love
    kerrie and andrew

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