|Sam has alot of get well cards taped up on the wall!|
Sam is continuing to progress. His eyes are still red, but his vision is still good and unaffected. When he isn't eating and watching a movie, he's sleeping. His fever has a tendency to come back, so he must have regular schedule of Children's Tylenol to keep it under control.
Tonight I noticed that he's starting to get a little dirty, so I asked him about taking a bath and he was up for it. He really enjoyed the break from sitting in the bed and getting his sores immersed in clean warm water. He loved it. Afterwards he went right to his bed and fell immediately asleep. Feels so good to be fresh!
The Doctors have said that if he continues to progress as well in the next 24 hours as he has in the past couple of days, that he should be able to go home tomorrow. Granted he won't be playing and still a very sick little boy, but he'll be able to be monitored and recover at home without being at one of the most specialized hospitals in the Inter-mountain West.
The pediatrician reassured us that the cause of the SJS was his reaction to the Walking Pnemonia.. Cathi asked whether he could get it again and he reassured us, that while it is possible, that in the years of experience he has had with patients with Stephens Johnson Syndrome, that NONE of them had a reoccurence. He said that it didn't mean it couldn't happen, but that the likelihood was even more remote than getting it the first time. Also, we know what symptoms to look for with SJS, so it wouldn't take so long to get the proper treatment should something like this happen again, however remote.
|Sam watching Home Alone with Cathi. She nodded off for|
Today's visitors included: Grandpa and Grandma Low, Eric and my Dad.