Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nate was admitted back into Children's on Thursday with a urinary tract infection caused by a natural form of E-Coli which all of our bodies carry. For a healthy person, the body battles the bacteria every day and we never notice it. For Nate and others who have little or no immune system, bacterias in the body can more easily cause problematic infections. Essentially your own body can be your enemy. It caused his temperature to spike to 103.7 and he had to have more blood transfusions to boost his hemoglobin count. His temp is back down as of this morning. He will most likely be getting more transfusions because his NAC is still at 0, meaning he can catch anything right now. He is on two antibiotics to fight the infection and has had a lot of diahrrea and nausea. He will get the antibiotics pumped through him for at least another 7 days and will most likely have to stay here as an inpatient until the end of next week. Chemo then starts back up hard and heavy the next week. Thank you all for the continous prayers and the outpouring of love. Please pray that he gets over this soon and that the infection does not spread to the blood, which is a possibility, and would cause problems that I do not even want to get into, it would just be bad. He did have a sonogram of the kidneys and the infection had not gotten to them. We know God is with Nate and have seen HIS amazing love time and time again. God bless you all.

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