We were pleasantly surprised Saturday morning when the doctor came in and said Jerard could go home with a heparin lock to continue the IV medicine through this coming Friday.
He was seen by an immunologist the day before discharge.
The doctors are wondering why, when he gets one illness such as a urinary tract infection, his whole body becomes ill and he ends up with meningitis or sepsis or ventricleitis.
He will have blood work done on Wednesday for an immunoassay test. The blood will be sent to Manila for testing and we will receive the results in 3 - 5 weeks after testing.
At this time, the one shunt in Jerard's head seems to be handling the draining of the ventricles. He is on a medicine that decreases the amount of cerebral fluid being made so when that is discontinued in a few days, then we and the doctors will have a clearer idea if the one shunt is handling everything or not. He will be closely monitored by the doctors for the next 3 - 4 weeks.
If the one shunt is not handling all the drainage then there would be a need to put in a second shunt.
So tomorrow I will blog about the activities of our other kids.
Keep us in your prayers. It is really nice to be out of the hospital.
Jerard has spend 49 days of his young life in the hospital so far.