Friday, September 25, 2009
I am thrilled to report that we are home! Mark was discharged from UK late yesterday afternoon. The team decided that an oral antibiotic was sufficient in treating any residual infection. The Team was considering placing a "picc line" in Mark's forearm to allow him to continue receiving an IV antibiotic. However, placement of a picc line can be problematic for dialysis patients. Use of picc lines can potentially ruin the arteries/veins that may be used in creating a vascular access for dialysis. We were relieved to avoid this! Mark will continue to have blood cultures drawn when he is at the dialysis clinic to ensure that no bacteria is growing. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers over the past week! In addition to Mark feeling so bad, it was really difficult to be away from Mark Thomas for an entire week! We are looking forward to a weekend at home with our little guy!