No definitive answer as to what is causing the high white blood cell count or the fever which has mostly subsided. Only numerous possibilities that range all over. The immediate introduction of antibiotics after his first set of tests leave many question marks about follow on test results. Quinn has been put on a two week antibiotic treatment. This could be curing a dangerous internal infection, or it could be for nothing but a cold. Either way, it's a lengthy precaution. One of the misfortunes of this treatment is that the antibiotics cause gas and stomach cramping. He gets hungry but often takes hours to calm, so feeding him has become tricky. He falls asleep very shortly after all the crying, whether he's got milk in his mouth or not.
He takes his meds right into the chest. A line was surgically placed into a vein just outside his heart.
Earlier today, x-rays showed that the line penetrated too deeply and needs to be retracted a bit. So for tonight, he will get the antibiotics through a syringe into the thigh muscle.
I have to agree with Maria's comment about watching your children suffer. I'd prefer just about any hardship over watching him have to endure more. Seeing him repeatedly brought to the point beyond crying, where you just see exhausted whimpers, it wears a mom and dad down pretty good. Steph and I are holding onto the belief that he will still come out of this all free of any negative long term effects. With no certainty of what his affliction is, we hold him and pray a lot. And we continue to be grateful for the countless other thoughts and prayers from so many. I think they can only help. He is already looking much better than he did a few days ago. He's not so pale anymore.