Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blood Culture

Four o'clock in the morning.  I'm sitting here in our darkened room, listening to Levi screaming down the hall as they try to find a good vein to draw blood from.  The doctors want a blood culture from him while his fever is high.  Some of the nurses who are highly skilled in drawing blood tried yesterday, with no luck.  Levi is not usually such a difficult stick.  They called in the transport team, which is the medical team that flies out to work on children who are air lifted to the hospital, but they were so busy they were unable to come.  I'm praying they will be able to take the blood needed for this test so he doesn't have to go through this again.  UPDATE: the blood draw was successful!!  Please pray this gives us the answers we so desperately need!

On a brighter note, he slept for seven hours straight, and so did I.  It's been a very long time since he's slept that many consecutive hours.  That alone should help him feel a little bit better today. 


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