Pray for Grant

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 9:23 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Okay. We have a diagnosis. Grant has parainfluenza. This is NOT the flu. It is the virus that causes bronchitis.

At 2:30 a.m., the doctor came in to tell me that the viral study came back with this result. I was elated to know it was a virus. They are still treating him as if he had a bacteria though because he spiked a fever of 103 last night. They just have to be so careful. His ANC (ability to fight infection) dropped even further. His ANC is now 130. It looks like we will be in here a while. He will have to be on contact precautions for the duration of our stay - meaning, he can't leave the room at all.

Poor David. I called him at 2:30 a.m. to tell him the "good news?" about the parainfluenza. To be honest, I thought the doctor said parrotinfluenza and so that is what I told David he had. Anyway, David got up and started researching Parrot Influenza. Let me just say - NOT THE SAME THING. Poor David was scared to death. To make matters worse, I had turned my ringer off on my phone so he was not able to reach me. He thought that we must have been sent to ICU because our phone in the room was off the hook and I would not answer my cell. He ended up calling the nurses and they corrected all this for him. Needless to say, we did not have a great night sleep.

So, now we just wait. Wait for his ANC to come up and wait for Grant to stop spiking fevers. Thanks for the prayers and sorry for the dramatic post yesterday. I was just worried, tired, and sick of being here already.



 

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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 9:23 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Okay. We have a diagnosis. Grant has parainfluenza. This is NOT the flu. It is the virus that causes bronchitis.

At 2:30 a.m., the doctor came in to tell me that the viral study came back with this result. I was elated to know it was a virus. They are still treating him as if he had a bacteria though because he spiked a fever of 103 last night. They just have to be so careful. His ANC (ability to fight infection) dropped even further. His ANC is now 130. It looks like we will be in here a while. He will have to be on contact precautions for the duration of our stay - meaning, he can't leave the room at all.

Poor David. I called him at 2:30 a.m. to tell him the "good news?" about the parainfluenza. To be honest, I thought the doctor said parrotinfluenza and so that is what I told David he had. Anyway, David got up and started researching Parrot Influenza. Let me just say - NOT THE SAME THING. Poor David was scared to death. To make matters worse, I had turned my ringer off on my phone so he was not able to reach me. He thought that we must have been sent to ICU because our phone in the room was off the hook and I would not answer my cell. He ended up calling the nurses and they corrected all this for him. Needless to say, we did not have a great night sleep.

So, now we just wait. Wait for his ANC to come up and wait for Grant to stop spiking fevers. Thanks for the prayers and sorry for the dramatic post yesterday. I was just worried, tired, and sick of being here already.