The doctor was just in and we now know the cause of the fever.
So far, two of the blood cultures indicate that Mike has a blood infection. They are not sure where it came from, as it is not a kind of infection that is usually in the blood. The infectious disease doctors are now working on difinitively identifying what the infection is. We have been told it will take a couple of days.
Mike’s temperature is slowly going down. However, he has received all the tylenol he can have for the day, so he will probably end up on the cooling blanket here soon. Currently his temperature is 102.74. (Yes, I used a metric converter on the internet!) His fever reached 105.8 at its highest, so it is down considerably.
Mike is allergic to the kind of antibiotics usually used to treat this, but the allergist may be coming in tomorrow to see if they can use it anyway. They would do the skin tests and see how he reacts.
Mike managed to do two sessions of occupational therapy today in spite of the fever. Other than that, he has been pretty sleepy. That may be the blessing of this all; he is finally getting some sleep. That can’t hurt in fighting an infection!
This is probably the last post for the night, unless we have some big event. I think we’ve had enough events for the week myself, so hopefully it’s all good from here. Mike was able to talk a little bit this afternoon, but we are assuming it won’t get much better until the fever is gone.
Thank you for all the prayers! We feel very upheld!