Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hospital, again

I wanted to post a video this week but Loki had other plans. He got a fever on Sunday, which continued. By Monday he was not really keeping food in. A doctor visit led to the hospital which led to one night here, and now another. His fever has been above 38.5, to 39.2C (101 to 102F). He is generally able to hold down water, and the doctors are not concerned about dehydration or kidney stress, based on a positive urine test. But he will need to stay until he can process food and his temperature lowers.

Of course, he is always a trickster. I planned on going to Amsterdam for work this week but that is now uncertain. And we all have plane tickets to Indiana for Monday.

We will update as we can.

Update: fever up to 40.2 C or 104.4 F.


Mascha said...

Very sorry that this turned into an extended hospital stay. I hope he will recover very quickly, and of course I hope you will all be able to get on the plane as planned.


Piapie said...

Sorry to hear that Loki is ill. I hope that he recovers quickly and that you can enjoy the holidays.

Marcy Darnovsky said...

I'll be thinking about Loki and all of you, wishing for a speedy and smooth recovery.

Circe said...

Beterschap en voorspoed gewenst!

Suzan said...

Heel veel sterkte en beterschap gewenst! Liefs, Johan, Suzan en Phileine

marieke said...

Lieve Loki, gelukkig ben je weer thuis!! Het was wel leuk om televisie te kijken hé? Dikke kus tante Marieke

About Loki Sky

Loki Sky is a special little man. He was a very early micropreemie, weighing only 610 grams (1 lb, 5 oz) after 24 weeks, 3 days gestation, born to an American Father and a Dutch Mother in Berkeley, California on October 18, 2008.

On January 11, 2009, while still in the hospital NICU, his one kidney stopped working. It was repaired after three surgeries. After spending time in three hospitals in three cities, Loki came home on February 17. He struggled with eating, and then stopped in July, leading to 8 days in the hospital, a failure-to-thrive diagnosis, and a NG feeding tube. On October 10, a minor surgery installed a G feeding tube. Another procedure replaced it with a new one, and then again with a Mic-Key button in Jan. 2010.

In August 2010, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands.

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