Saturday, February 9, 2008

RSV continues...

Cohen had a fever of 100.7 this morning so we watched it and called the Oncologist on-call after an hour. He had us come in to the ER to get a cbc, blood cultures, and fluids. His counts are really low so they admitted him since he wont be able to fight off whatever infection he has on his own. They assume it is from the RSV but wont be sure until his cultures come back. His fever keeps getting higher. He is currently at 102.4. They are giving him antibiotics to help his body fight off the infection and will need them for 48 hours. Poor guy, I feel so bad for him. He feels so lousy and doesn't want to be here. Hopefully he will get better soon and be able to go home.

I just wanted to let everyone know that this week (February 7th-14th) is CHD awareness week. Even though Cohen is the one going through the hardship right now please keep in mind that Kelsi has had her share and is doing wonderful! If you know of anyone with a child that has a congenital heart defect please send them to Intermountain Healing Hearts is a wonderful support group that we are apart of. For more information about CHD awareness week please go to

P.S. Kelsi had her pacemaker appointment (over the phone) on Friday and everything still looks great!


Kenny & Michele Kingsford Family said...


I'm sorry that Cohen is so sick and back in the hospital! As if chemo & RSV wasn't enough! I hope it will be a short stay. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. We will keep him in our prayers.

Hang in there,

carolyn q said...

I am sorry we missed you on Saturday. I didn't leave the hospital until after 2:00 p.m. Had I know you were in the ER I would have come and said Hi. I am sorry that Cohen's infection is getting worse. Poor little guy and poor Dad and Mom.
I am not able to come up to the hospital this week, but if there is something you need let me know and I can send up to you through Ashley Haws since she will be going up each day to be with her baby, Mercedez in the NICU.
Prayers being said in your direction.

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