Monday, December 5, 2005

Day by day

Well, we're still here, cultures are still coming back positive. Day by day...

That means Wednesday at the earliest. They've stopped all antibiotics excet the "heavy-hitter" (as his doctor put it today), Vancomycin, and based on the kidney tests they ran yesterday have upped his IV fluids. They are hoping the "sensitivity testing" they begun will reveal an better antibiotic to use that wont be so harsh. Otherwise Josh is doing well. Keeping in good spirits. The doctors and especially the nurses are wonderful here! They go all out to make everyone feel at home. Today Jon was coming back from doing errands and got hit in the back by a plastic hockey puck gelakguling One of the male nurses and his patient were in the hall playing Hockey. How funny is that?

Anyway, we miss home the most. But are thankful that the kids are in best hands. Just wish we werent so far apart and missing them all so much!

Day by day...

6 comments:

tammy thomas said...

MONDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2005 04:38 PM, CST

hey there kiddo sorry to hear you are in the big house! but hopefully you will be sprung out of there real soon! we are praying for you. those tattoos sound cool. well big guy keep up the good fight!!

God Bless

Tammy. T ALL-Kids
www.caringbridge.org/visit/katiethomas

tammy thomas soccermedic464@yahoo.com
knoxville, TN
United States

Pam C said...

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2005 08:45 PM, CST

Hey Joshua! I read on another website that you have a polydactyl cat..I have one too. She has 22 toes and goes well with the background on your page. Her name is Snowflake. She likes to watch the snow fall. I hope you are out of "club med" soon!

pam
www.pamsstory.org

Pam C sylteach@aol.com

Darlene Melkonian said...

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2005 06:37 AM, CST

YEAH to being home!!Hopefully you will be feeling better soon! Keep up the fight!! The Melkonians

http://www.caringbridge.org/md/chrismelko

Darlene Melkonian melkonid@comcast.net

Maureen Felder said...

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2005 10:29 PM, CST

"WELCOME HOME" Josh, Marian and Jon! Know this has been a traumatic week, but I am so thankful that you're better, Josh. Sure hope those antibiotics do the trick for you Buddy. You are such a trouper, Hun. Keep that up- beat attitude-it is working. We are so proud of you. Our prayers are contining for you and your whole family. Know your 3 sisters and brother were glad to have you home. They have missed you. I love you each. God Bless you . Maureen

Maureen Felder susieq@internet8.net
Ponchatoula, LA
United States

April Molle said...

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2005 04:52 PM, CST

Hey There Josh and family!

So happy to hear you are home! Best wishes and Happy Holidays!

Sincerely!

April Molle
All-Kids

April Molle
FL
United States

Karen Stern said...

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2005 05:04 PM, CST

HI I hope the tests are ok. Just wanted to say HI.

I tried to do a html code and it said no to me too.

Karen Stern kstern@connections-etc.net
Big Lake, MN
United States