I just got a call from Dr. Carey with the preliminary culture results which showed "few" pseudomonas. As some of you may remember, we found out Nate had this serious bacteria around his 1st birthday. At that time, he was treated aggressively with Cipro and Colymicyn. After that, he has been on a cycle of Tobramycin breathing treatments every other month to keep the pseudomonas at bay. It has been a very long time since any pseudomonas has showed up in any of his cultures until today. So, we will again take the aggressive approach and start him on Cipro and probably Colymycin again. The final culture results will be back Monday, which Dr. Carey said could possibly show more pseudomonas growing and maybe another type of more common bacterial infection or it could remain the same as the preliminary report.
Pseudomonas is a VERY serious, sometimes fatal bacteria that can settle in the lungs and be very hard to get rid of (as we are finding out!). We were so relieved when his cultures were coming back negative. But, here we are again. So, we pray the medicines rid his body of this bacteria and it doesn't continue to grow in his body. Another battle, but Nate, Trey and I are always prepared for the fight. We are optimistic that Nate, once again, will be healed.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, as they are always welcome and appreciated.