Aiden is such a trooper, he gave us a scare the past few days with is de-sats, spit-ups and slight fever. The blood test results came back positive at 3:00 AM (36 hours after the test) for clusters that will likely turn into a staph infection. This happens in the hospital environment, even though they sterilize everything.
Rachel, Aiden’s doctor, said the test could have been contaminated because it took so long for the clusters to form, and took a second test. We’ll see how the results come back. She started antibiotics anyway. She also decided to give him a blood transfusion because his cell count is low. Infection and blood transfusions are common for preemies. How is it possible for our little guy to go through so much?
Eric and I’ve met other parents of preemies (or “prems” as it’s called here). It’s nice to hear other parents share what their children have endured and overcome each week, it gives us hope.
I’ve also talked to other parents that have preemies with heart and muscle defects. These children and their parents have a long road ahead of them and our hearts go out to them.