Monday, May 26, 2008
We're In the Hospital
Conway was admitted last night following an ER visit for fever, chills, not eating and being inconsolable. The did a chest X-ray and blood sample in the ER and turns out it was a good thing we came. They normally get concerned with an elevated white blood cell count over 15 and his was 31. The good news is they were not new cells, they were mature, which means they could be in response to stress, not an acute bacterial infection, such as endocarditis (infection of the heart). Now we are waiting on cultures (24-72 hours) to grow out and they are doing an echo first thing Tuesday morning to look for vegetation around the heart valves, mainly the aortic. He is looking and acting much better today, even jumping on the bed! Can't really write more now because he's currently pulling on his IV and I'm trying to type this in the Ronald MCDonald room at St. John's. He's in room 399 @ St. John's Mercy. Everyone is so impressed with him and how good he is for all the stuff they are doing to him. He really has been a trooper.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 1:45 PM