It’s been a busy week for Mr Benjamin. He decided he didn’t want to eat anymore (we’ve convinced him otherwise). He got a slew of tests – hearing test (passed!), a voiding cystourethrogram or VCUG (no vesicoureteral reflux – which means they can discontinue his amoxicillin!), a bone scan (bones are looking good!), urine culture (all clear!), and a renal ultrasound (ok, on this one they might see something, but they aren’t sure what).
That’s right – they did the hearing test already… “But wait, I thought they waited on the hearing test until right before he goes h-” Don’t say it! Ben is so close and the test are all part of the last things they have to do at the hospital before… well, you know.
All this is just in time – Benjamin is over 10 pounds now(!) and today is day 200 of being in the NICU. We’re hoping that he won’t have to stay much longer at the hospital after his IV anti-fungal drug is finished on the 31st. They may need to watch him for a few days after they switch to an oral drug. And, of course, anything can happen between now and then…
To celebrate, Benjamin would like to show you how much he loves his toys.