Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Joshy shares

Hi everyone -- another quick update. Yesterday Josh was back in the ER. On Josh's birthday we got a call from Saint Vincent's ER (our local hosp.) they had said Josh's culture from the other day had shown a Staph Infection in his urine, they werent sure what Children's (of Pittsburgh) would want us to do, but they would fax the report to them and get back to us. On Monday we waited by the phone to hear from Pittsburgh. When the four o'clock hour came and went I called them. Turns out they never received the fax from Erie. When I told them Josh's cultures revealed a Staph, they told us to pack our bags and head to Pittsburgh for an admission. However, not five minutes later the phone was ringing again, they got St. V's on the phone and seen that the staph was in his urine and not his blood, so they sent us to the ER here to have it rechecked. After about 4 hours they said they wouldnt know for sure for a couple days to see if the cultures grew anything, but that his urine looked better than the other day. Come to find out, the other night he had a UTI they never told us about. So we should hear something by tomorrow night hopefully, in time for our scheduled visit back to Children's on Thursday. Other than that, he seems to be doing well. Still being the picky little eater, but tonight, Grandma and Grandpa were over for dinner and Josh wolfed down the steak on his new Spiderman plate! Fell asleep during dinner, woke up cranky -- yep, things are normal as can be ;-)

In other news, when Grandma and Grandpa left tonight, Josh gave Grandma a Spiderman action figure to take with her tomorrow to her own doctor's visit. He didnt want her to go, but we know that he will make her feel all better for when she comes home!

Always our little superhero! thinking of his Grandma and sharing his precious Spiderman so she wouldnt be scared.

We love you Josh!

Good luck Grandma, see you tomorrow!

2 comments:

Maureen Felder said...

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2005 10:44 PM, CDT

Hi Marian and Jon,

Just checking in to see how Joshua made out today, in Pittsburgh? Sure hope ok. You folks are to be admired, for the courage you are showing through this trying time. But know too you are focusing on the end results....a Healthy Son. May God continue to be with you and your family, as you make progress towards that goal. Our prayers continue, for all of you. God Bless You. Maureen

Maureen Felder
Ponchatoula, LA
United States

Marian Nicks said...

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2005 01:52 PM, CDT

Hi Josh,

Hope today is a good one for you.

Please tell your mommy that she is doing a really good job at keeping up with your web site. It must be hard for her at times. I'm sure everyone appreciates her efforts at keeping us all informed on how you are doing kiddo. So many people are pulling for you Josh and we all know that you will come thru this, with flying colors.

Say HI to your family, this has to be so hard on them too. When you're sick, everyone feels your pain.

Love you little man, hang in there, better days are coming!

Marian & Jerry : ^ )
Marian Nicks merjer67@yahoo.com