T+10: CT Scan to Check Infection

Sarah called from the hospital this morning. Since Ethan's fever still hasn't broken, the doctors are working to schedule a CT scan to make sure that the granuloma in Ethan's lungs are not the source of the infection.

Early on, I had talked to the doctors to see what their plan would be to check those granuloma in the event Ethan developed a fever. They said at that time that the typically wait 3-5 days, but in Ethan's case, with his history, they would want to do a CT scan pretty quickly, so no more than three days of a fever that didn't respond to medication.

Given that the fever broke earlier this week when we was on vancomycin, I'm very hopeful that this is a bacterial infection and not the granuloma. But, honestly, I'm pretty scared. If this is the granuloma it does not bode well for Ethan.

Sarah said they're going to try to schedule the CT today, but it may be tomorrow since this is the weekend. We'll let you know as soon as we hear the results. In the meantime, we'd appreciate your prayers and site thoughts.

In other news, Ethan's hair started coming out yesterday. Sarah and the nurses are going to shave him today. I've been promised lots of pictures which I'll be sure to share.


Anonymous said…
Praying for you all, especially Ethan! Thanks for the updates.
Todd and Sarah,
We continue to keep Ethan in our daily prayers and will send out another prayer request to family and friends across Canada and North America.
We ask God for healing comfort and strength for Ethan and we also ask God to be with Ethan's family as they support this precious little boy through this rough patch in Ethan's recovery.
God Bless all of you.
Love The Wighton Family
Anonymous said…
We are praying for Ethan and your family. We will put out a prayer request to our families as well. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.

The Raddell Family
Anonymous said…
So sorry to hear it, Todd...I hope you get good news, delivered soon. Keeping you all in my thoughts...

Barbara T.
Wendy B. said…
You are all in my fondest wishes and strongest prayers....Be strong, Ethan. You are very, very loved......
Kelly Waddell said…
Praying for little Ethan, and you, Sarah and Caleb. I know when it effects your child, it effects your entire family. Praying the fever breaks soon, and the CT shows nothing. God Bless you all.
Anonymous said…
So many positive thoughts and prayers headed your way... I think of the 4 of you every day and send lots of smiles and hugs.

Theo (gabe's mom!)