Pray for Grant

Wednesday, June 17 - 7:59 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, June 18, 2009
We had a pretty good day. Grant was in good spirits for most of the day and Claire was a good girl up here all day.

We are hoping to go home tomorrow. Grant is getting more bruise-like spots on his stomach and his back and is full of air. He keeps saying his tummy hurts. The Dr.s are puzzeled. Most of his labs have come back pretty good. He does have a sodium issue though. Apparently he is storing too much water and there is not enough sodium in his blood. They are concerned a little about this and want him to not drink water and to eat more salt. They may have to send him home with salt tablets. The concern is that if it gets too low he could have a seizure.

They will do an X-ray of his stomach tonight and hopefully that will give us some answers. Still, no one knows what the spots are or what is causing them. There is a lot of speculation, but no answers.

The good news so far is that no bacteria is showing up in his blood cultures - so that is great news. He may just have a wierd virus that is running through his system.



 

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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!

Wednesday, June 17 - 7:59 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, June 18, 2009
We had a pretty good day. Grant was in good spirits for most of the day and Claire was a good girl up here all day.

We are hoping to go home tomorrow. Grant is getting more bruise-like spots on his stomach and his back and is full of air. He keeps saying his tummy hurts. The Dr.s are puzzeled. Most of his labs have come back pretty good. He does have a sodium issue though. Apparently he is storing too much water and there is not enough sodium in his blood. They are concerned a little about this and want him to not drink water and to eat more salt. They may have to send him home with salt tablets. The concern is that if it gets too low he could have a seizure.

They will do an X-ray of his stomach tonight and hopefully that will give us some answers. Still, no one knows what the spots are or what is causing them. There is a lot of speculation, but no answers.

The good news so far is that no bacteria is showing up in his blood cultures - so that is great news. He may just have a wierd virus that is running through his system.