Ty woke up feeling much better today. Last night his fevers hit a high and they started him on some additional antibiotics. I think they are kicking in because Ty was feeling much better today and his fevers seem to have subsided. Hopefully he will continue to improve and we can be home for the weekend.
The biggest concern is whether or not he has an infection right now (nothing has grown on his cultures, but his symptoms are highly indicative of one) and if that infection has penetrated the CSF fluid. This is always such a huge concern because then the shunt would have to be replaced again. I can't even believe I am writing about the shunt again, but it forever haunts us. As long as he has these foreign objects, they are susceptible to becoming infected and causing complications. They drew a sample of his fluid earlier today, so please help me in praying that there are no signs of an infection in his central nervous system. Argh!
Other than my growing concern over the potential infection, clinically Ty is really feeling well and I think we've seen the worst of this one. I hope so, anyway. It's exhausting talking about this yet again... I imagine it gets exhausting reading about it too!! :) Such is the life we are living these days. His neurosurgeon said that he suspects Ty will be ready to get back on his feet and put this behind him in time for summer. From his mouth to God's ears... wouldn't that be amazing? He certainly deserves it, there's no doubt about that.