So the cultures from yesterday indicated that Lennon has a fungal (yeast) infection. He is been running a fever (highest was 102) and listless. He has been keeping his meds down, but still burps a lot.

Because of the infection, his heart rate is 190 and so we are going to the PICU until he is stable. This could mean we will be there a few hours, a day or more. But because Lennon is still/already so fragile he needs to be watched a little closer to make sure his heart is ok and nothing else is going wrong.

This infection came up really fast because he was feeling pretty good the other day except for his belly ache. But no sooner did he come out of the procedure he wasn’t doing so hot, and than bam fever that wouldn’t go away, and his breathing which has everyone worried but there is not fluid collection on the lungs or anything. It is all because of this fungal infection.

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  1. Arrghhh … it’s just one thing after another. Poor little Lennon.At least they know what is causing the fevers (hopefully they got it right) and so they can get right to treating it as necessary. Sure hoping this will quickly get under control so you can get back to tackling the main issue … which we also hope is now better due to the operation.Thinking of you, wishing there were something we could do to help.

  2. Steph,your words (and your own blog) are sometimes as good as if you were here in person. You have brought and continue to bring some different perspectives, and I am thankful for that. While you are miles away I consider you my friend, and who knows…one Your words of encouragement, strength, confidence and wisdom is often more helpful then you can ever imagine. So thanks!

  3. Thanks for the kinds words … it makes me feel a little more “useful” 🙂 Wish we lived closer!It’s too bad that it is experience that makes one feel greater empathy and understanding for those suffering … I wish we didn’t have this experience!If you ever want someone to just vent to you can e-mail me anytime too … robnsteph at gmail dot com

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