(picture from Thursday)
For the bloggers who didn't get my email, William was admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon. They drew blood, took another x-ray, started an IV with fluids and 2 antibiotics, continued breathing treatments and intensive percussion treatments every 3 hours. His oxygen level was hanging out between 93-95 and they won't use an oxygen tent until it drops below 93. I think that's basically all the information from yesterday. Mike and Sarah were up at the hospital with him, as I stayed home with Calvin and the other children last night.
This morning Mike called to give me an update. William's blood work came back. He has metapneumovirus. I think it is possibly HPIV (Human Parainfluenza Virus) related, second to RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). They changed one of the antibiotics from Rocephin to Cefepime, but kept everything else the same. Mike also said that his blood sugar was 220 and he's throwing keytones. What I don't know is if this is indicitive of Juvenile Diabetes coming on, or if it is a side effect of the virus. That was all the information I got and I wasn't able to ask questions because while we were on the phone, William's oxygen dropped to 81 and we got off quickly when a nurse came in.I am planning on taking Sarah back up to the hospital this morning and staying for a little while. I will be leaving Calvin here, so I will not be able to stay for long, but hopefully my questions will be answered.
Thank you all for the continued prayers, food, visits, and general assistance. Everyone has been so thoughtful and we are overwhelmed with love. I will post updates as I can.
"By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another." John 13:35