Saturday, February 25, 2006

Medical De-ja-vu.

As some of you might know, Ruben was in Hospital last weekend.

He had been a bit funny last Friday morning.. and then we decided to rush him into A&E after he turned blue, passed out, regained consciousness a second later and proceded to projectile vomit everywhere.

We were sent home on Saturday after a night in hospital, with the diagnosis of: "It looks like he is fighting a virus, and he just needed some help with his blood sugar levels. He is fine now, and will be rid of the virus in a few days".

When i woke up this morning (Friday), I went to check on the little guy, to find him burning up! I'm surprised his bed sheets weren't on fire!!! We stripped him down and fed him some Calpol and things calmed down very quickly.

He was due in at the Hospital the same day to have his blood checked. To make sure his blood Sugar levels and White Blood Cell Count were returning to normal.

When Jo got to the hospital, she explained to the doctor about what happened this morning, and he told her not to go anywhere until the results came back. so, 6 Hours later (6pm), the results returned and we were told that his White Count had dropped dramatically since the blood test he received on Tuesday.

He Has now been admitted into hospital for at least the weekend, but it could take up to 5 Days to administer the course of intravenous antibiotics.

In the mean time he is being kept in strict isolation due to the low white cell count giving him very little immune system.

I left him there tonight with Jo, He arm all bandaged up with a cannular in his right arm, in one of the hospitals children's isolation suites. Anybody who enters has to scrub up and wear a special disposable apron to reduce the likelyhood of him catching anything in his fragile state... It's honestly all quite heart breaking.

I'm going back first thing in the morning... I just couldn't sleep until i had written about things.

I'll keep you posted!

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