Illness Update: September 16
As of 2 p.m., Truman's blood cultures haven't grown anything yet (after about 17 hours), but they won't declare him negative for infection until 48 hours have passed. He's got a lot of yellow mucus build-up in his nose and throat, so it looks like there probably is an infection or at least he was starting to get one that may have been caught early. His chest x-ray today also shows fluid around his lungs, so they gave him a diruetic to help him urinate off the excess fluid.
He also looks a little pale. He had a big apnea/Brady episode while we were there, but after they suctioned his nose, he did a lot better and pinked up a little more. We're hoping that the 48-hour antibiotic course will be enough of a boost to fight past this infection.
His feeds are still going well. He's up to 10 CCs, which is 2 1/4 ounces a day. He actually lost about 5 grams yesterday, but still comes in at 2 lbs, 1 ounce.