Things are looking up! Jody’s desensitization process went well and since then, he has been receiving the antibiotic in question without complication. Although his condition has been downgraded (meaning he is less critical), he remains in the ICU because the hospital is full and there is no bed available for him on another unit. We are hoping he will be discharged either Monday or Tuesday, but we have learned from past disappointment not to count on discharge until the actual order is written. Once home, he will continue his IV antibiotics for probably another two weeks. He has become quite proficient at administering his home IV’s, and can do so independently, so it is sometimes frustrating to be sitting in a hospital doing what could be done at home.
I was able to stay with Jody over part of the weekend, and he is in good spirits. I’ve teased him that he is not allowed to pull any stunts that will buy him more time in the hospital simply because it’s the start of “Shark Week” on the Discovery channel (which we don’t get at home). All kidding aside, he is anxious to be home and to spend time with our girls (remember, he was just away from them for our two weeks in Israel, and then hospitalized the day after we got back). I know our girls are ready to be back in their normal routines, and to have their Daddy home again. Hopefully tomorrow will be the day?!