Monday, December 16, 2013

A turning point

Last week, the pediatric infectious disease team decided that the side effects of the TB meds were outweighing any potential benefits at this point and stopped five of Wilson's meds, including the IV med he was getting each night. The cultures still haven't shown any signs of TB even after 6 weeks. Today, we went for a check-in/check-up and they decided to pull the picc line. Wilson was mildly excited. I was ECSTATIC. 
Since he has been a frequent flyer at the clinic, he was given a Christmas present when we arrived today. He got his favorite planes, El Chupacabra and Dusty. He also got a box of legos. He was very excited about the legos and immediately started to build a hangar for Dusty and Chupacabra.

One of the nurse practitioners was as eager as I was to get rid of the picc line.  She offered to give it to us for his baby book. Ummm............yuck. 

After our visit, we headed over to the 5th floor pediactric unit to say good-bye to Eleanor the Elephant and to drop off cookies for the nurses who took such great care of him. We even got to give them to Krista, who took awesome care of Wilson on our last visit.

We got home early enough to do some serious lego building before Andrew and Daniel got home from school. 

So, for now, we are cruising along without TB meds unless something else shows up. They are pretty sure that all of this was caused by leftover pneumonia bacteria that was still in his lungs. His x-ray continues to show improvement. He has gained back the 6 lbs he lost two weeks ago and has most of his energy back. We are doing a trial run of kindergarten Wednesday morning and he will start full time after Christmas break. 

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support. We are ready to settle into the 'normal' life of a family of four. 


  1. Such great news! Prayers that his first day at kindergarten goes well (for both of you ;) Peyton was beyond excited that he got to sit next to Wilson during Sunday school. Prayers for continued healing.

  2. WOW!! Great news! And, Kindergarten?? Wow!

  3. Great news! I still have a hard time sending Asrat off to kindergarten every day (well, ALMOST everyday! lol). Hope it goes great for him!