Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pretty Sick

Poor Buggy is pretty sick. He woke up this morning with a temperature of 98. By 9:00 it was up 10 101.4 and by 10:30 it was up to 104.3. We quickly packed up and headed to Houston. He has the doctors pretty concerned. He is barely talking and is just lying around. So unlike his usual self. His labs in the ER did not look good. There was some concern that he may need to go to the PICU, but we did wind up in our usual unit.
Other then the fever, Alex's main symptom is a horrible headache. He has been in tears 6 times today crying about his head. Because of the headache there is some concern that he could have meningitis. He is being squeezed onto the schedule tomorrow for a brain MRI (we will also do the spine MRI that needs to be done). There is also some discussion about whether he needs a lumbar puncture. We have stopped feeds and started IV fluids to prepare for these tests tomorrow. We are waiting on cultures from his central line. We have not gotten his temperature below 103 even with tylenol.
I am going to try and get some sleep. I will update as I know more tomorrow.


  1. OH NO, poor kiddo :( I pray everything goes OK tomorrow and his Drs can figure out where the fever and headaches are coming from. Prayers & BIG hugs to your sweet boy-
    Heidi & Jack.

  2. Oh Ali! Buggy is in my thoughts and prayers! I can not imagine what all he is going through!