Sunday, February 26, 2012


That's right, Carter has RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus).  It's not a huge deal and it gives the doctors a reason for the fever he had on Friday.  His lungs sound so much better already and his coughing has subsided quite a bit.  They are still doing more tests, a few other viruses and also some liver related stuff since his liver function numbers came up again today.  Also, he's neutropenic today, meaning his ANC is below 500.  He took his oral medication last night but they are once again going to hold that for a few days.  The good news is that his blood culture is still clear after 48+ hours!!  So as long as there's no more fever, the cultures stay clear, and he continues to do well, we might get to come home tomorrow.  I'm trying not to get my hopes up but... they're up.  He's been having a blast playing the Toy Story 3 game on the xbox.  He's been laughing so hard and been in a great mood all day.  Now we're hoping for a great night sleep and a great day tomorrow.


  1. That stinks--Sorry you've had to be back there at the hospital. I'm so glad he's doing better though at least! I hope you get to go home tomorrow too!

  2. Poor Carter! Tanne had RSV when she was an infant and it was so sad. Glad it' not too serious and hope you'll have a healthy house again soon.

  3. Boo on cold and flu season! I hope you get to go home and get some rest soon. Take care!