Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Modern Medicine

At the start of my son's illness, I glibly posted about horses versus zebras. 

And then we spend ten days in the hospital with a very unexpected bacterial infection in his blood and soft tissues.  Oof.

He's much much better now and plans to head back to school tomorrow. 

Thank goodness for modern medicine. For the ventilator he needed the first day, and the oxygen for a few days after. For the very strong drugs--antibiotics to fight the infection and its toxins, others to restore his blood pressure and relieve his pain. For the imaging and tests needed to get an accurate diagnosis and rule out so many things. And we are fortunate to live near one of the best pediatric hospitals in the world, where they have seen the zebras of every stripe and know what is likely to work.

It is good to be home, and amazing to have our son back in one piece.

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