Saturday, March 28, 2009

We're Home

Connor was discharged from the hospital about half an hour ago, so we're back home. His cultures all came back negative, so thankfully RSV or some sort of resistant flu bug are out of the picture. While we're still waiting for the urinary tract infection culture to come back, signs point to this probably being an upper respiratory infection-- essentially a nasty cold.

His fever is down, and while he's definitely not feeling chipper, he's breathing without any trouble and he's eating some, which is a really good sign. We did find out he was exposed to chicken pox yesterday, so now we're in the waiting period for that, but otherwise we'll just keep giving him Tylenol and hopefully he'll be back to his usual happy self in a couple of days.

In the meantime, we're going to just stay away from people, as this is not something we particularly want to pass along to anyone else, and we'll try to catch up on our sleep. Jer is on leave this week, so we plan to do a whole lot of absolutely nothing.

Thanks for all the well wishes. We're glad to be home.



Julia said...

I'm very glad to hear the relatively good news.

One thing is making me nervous, though: What did you mean by the last tag on that post? Was that a mistake? Or a reference to something specific? I need a little reassurance here. (Not that you should be worrying about *my* needs right now -- get some rest and take care of your sweet boy, and ignore me!!!)

Connor's Mom said...

Whoops! I meant to put illness. Though Connor is technically diagnosed with a "life shortening" disorder, that tag was from an earlier post. Sorry for the mix-up. Corrected!


Julia said...


Michael and Michelle said...

Oh my goodness...I just tried to catch up on everything...what a whirlwind. I pray that you will all be on the mend soon, with plenty of rest. Thankfully cold/flu season should be coming to an's unfortunate it had to come on the heels of him coming out of his procedure. I'm thinking of you...

Anonymous said...

Such a roller coaster. You all must be exhausted. I'm so glad that he's at home.

Julia O'C said...

I hope they find the source of Connor's fever soon, and that it's something that can be easily remedied.

I'm really glad to hear that your husband is on leave so that you're not dealing with this alone.

Kara said...

Fevers are the scariest thing when you have a child prone to seizures. And unfortunately, most of the time the mystery illness remains a mystery - usually a cold or respiratory infection.

Hope Connor is feeling better soon. Take care.

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