June 16, 2010

Jinxed It

This morning Bertrand woke up with more congestion, a fever and a confusing new tick--he kept punching himself in the face. Turns out that was his sign for "OW! I have my very first ear infection!" Then along with amoxicillin, he got a 12-lead EKG (pictured above) and his second sedated echocardiogram (the first one was at Duke University when he was 16 months-old). Apparently, a resting heart rate between 160 and 180 is not normal.

Needless to say, we're spending ANOTHER night in luxurious suite 3031.

We'll hear from the cardiologist on the echo and EKG tomorrow, and hopefully we'll finally get word back from pathology on Bertrand's liver biopsy. Three oxygen tanks were delivered to our house this evening in preparation for Bertrand's homecoming. And prescriptions have been written and received in preparation of getting filled. However, I am not going to jinx things again--no more predictions from me! Bertrand will get home as soon as he is well enough. :)

1 comment :

  1. Oooh, what a frightening and disheartening setback! Poor li'l guy. Sending warm thoughts and good energy out your way for all three of you.