Thank you guys for all yopur support and encouragement.
The final results was the culture is positive for a type of staph infection which is in the same category as MRSA (resistant to antibiotics and very deadly) BUT, thank god, the doctors are amazed, his infection is receptive to all antibiotics except penicillin. The infectious disease doctor said he's rarely seen anything like this. Usually it is MRSA he said in the NICU. And he said that since they caught it early he should hopefully recover with out incident. He needs 10 days of IV antibiotics and as long as he shows no signs of infection during that time, and his breathing improves, he can go home after that. I think that puts us around May 15, 2009.
The mass on his leg was evaluated by ortho and infectious disease and is believed to be from his vitamin K injection. The official xray report should be in today.
He is still on oxygen but slowly improving with that and he is mostly a good eater now. he is past his brith weight and has latched on the breast a few times now (though I'm still not producing enough milk...he gets a combination of breast milk and formula.)
Tonight I have a function at my sons older school (he's in a play-he's in second grade.) It will be the first time I've been to his school since Jake has been born. I am so nervous I'm just going to break down because I know so many people are going to be asking about Jake. Hopefully I can keep it together.
Thank you again and for all the support and encouragement. I don't know if I could do this with out this outlet. The tears come and I feel like I have a place to turn. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
My heart and prayers to you Crystal for your loss. I can't imagine what you must have gone through. Thank you for be braving enough to come to this place and share with others. Thank you.