Liams scan of his brain came back showing no additional fluid in his brain. It did show some cystic area in the left part of his brain meaning it was where brain tissue was damaged. We don't know for sure what that means for the future other than developmental delays at this point. I will know more when I get to talk to the Dr. But- I am sooo thankful the Lord saw fit to keep the fluid from increasing.
Liam does not have staph- he has strep! Not the one you think of with strep throat. He has it in his blood... long story short- we all have strep flora in our body. His immune system is compromised and it has made him sick. The good news is that they know what it is for sure now and they have now put him on ampicillen to treat it.
Liams swelling has gone down considerably- I can see his ribs again!
The Dr wants to see about getting him off the jet ventilator and on to the oscillator which is a good step. It means his lungs are stronger.
That Liam would fight off this infection.
That Liams PDA would close!
That Liam would be able to tolerate getting off the jet vent soon.
That Liams brain would not get more cysts!
The fluid levels had not increased at this scan.
Liams lungs are growing stronger.
He was more active today than I have seen him and he seemed much healthier than he was this past weekend so some of those antibiotics were working already. He even kept opening his eyes! ;-)