Monday, February 02, 2009

05.30.2008 - Upswing

From Julian's COTA journal.

Fever is gone, we asked the Docs if we could discontinue his mineralcorticoid (steroid) today, so he didn't get today's dose. It seems to have worked. He is back to his normal playful self, and I think that drug was the culprit.

Once the cultures all come back "clear" we will be able to be discharged! Then it's a regimen of daily labs (needle-sticks) and sometimes twice-daily labs for the first few weeks, in addition to daily clinic appointments. And he'll be on about 8 drugs to start, hopefully bringing that down to 2 or 3 for the long-term.

He's already gaining weight, and is playful and giggly and smiling.

Thanks again for your prayers and words of encouragement.