Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 23rd, 2010

Carver was supposed to see his ENT again today for another follow-up on his infection. Instead, the doctor called to change the antibiotic that Carver is taking, and said that we could skip our appointment today. Carver's ENT talked to an infectious disease doctor about the bacteria that is present in Carver's head. The infectious disease doctor felt like the antibiotic was appropriate for the bacteria, but felt like another antibiotic would be slightly better. The antibiotic that he's been on is hard on the bone marrow, keeping the doctor from prescribing a larger (maybe more appropriate) dose. Therefore, he is going to start taking 5ml of Keflex 3 times a day. He'll take this for 20 days. Hopefully, this will be the end of the antibiotics. The funny thing is that Carver's infection appears to be going away. His head feels very firm (no more mush). In addition, the strange eye junk that he has had is suddenly going away. I asked Carver's ENT if the eye junk could be related to the same infection, and he said that it was definitely possible. The eye infection has been a problem since Carver's last eye surgery - which was shortly after the right CI surgery. The doctor said that he wanted to wait 3 months AFTER the 20 day course of antibiotics before doing surgery to re-implant the right CI.

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