This weekend we had several different doctors tell us the same thing: “I don’t know.” Our little Benjamin seems to have become a medical mystery in a couple of ways that have us worried.
1. The “fungus that has not gone away” turns out to be sensitive to the medicine they were giving him to treat it. They changed the medicine to something else that should also kill it, but the question remains – why didn’t the first medicine work? The doctors think it might be hiding someplace – like an abscess – but haven’t seen anything that could be it. They are going to do another culture to see if he still has the infection and if so they need to begin a serious hunt.
2. In the more-worrisome department, on Friday Benjamin had a head ultrasound and they saw a spot in his brain. It was in a place they normally don’t see bleeds and he is also older than preemies who develop bleeds. They aren’t sure what it is, what it means or if it will affect Ben. They will be doing a follow-up scan soon and getting input from other doctors.
On the plus side – he is still doing excellent otherwise. None of this seems to be affecting his outward health. And even better he is now 3 lbs, 1 oz (1390 gm)!
More news as we get it.