Posts Tagged ‘Bleeding’

Infusion Update

Well good news…Brisan and Parker will have their Desmopressin (DDVAP) infusions until the end of the month (for their bleeding problem). Our infusion company and our hemoc doctors are working very hard to find the “goods'! We don't know what will take place after the beginning of the year though. Still good news.

The boys have been great this week. Nothing major to report (thankfully). Duncan did have his evaluations to see if he would qualify for ECSE (school). He has been progressing much better so it is a 50/50 shot we get in the door we are guessing.

Thank you for all your support.

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Next week we’re heading to the NIH

Parker and Brisan are doing better. Parker seems to be walking in an improved state.  Wednesday Duncan decided to jump on the couch and broke Jennifer's nose. She isn't feeling well and has an appointment with the ENT on Monday to see what can be done to resolve the issue. She posted the x-rays on her Facebook profile page.

April 21-24 we will have our last visit to the NIH for the NAC drug trial. That Thursday will be used to provide insight into Brisan's sinuses and polyps along with the finishing touches of paperwork / examinations they will perform. Nothing major expect 14 tubes of blood! In May we will start Zavesca back up but I am sure we will talk with Dr. Porter more about it to get his insight.

Brisan and Parker's port-a-cath sites are looking good. Monday will be the first time they can access Parker's site for his infusions. They also took Parker off AMICAR and gave him another drug in its place.

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Maybe we go home today?

Jennifer stayed the night with Brisan while I went home to gather the heard (dogs). Looks like his incisions started bleeding sometime this morning. They applied some pressure bandages to them.

This morning they were not for sure they were going to allow us to go home today but they just came in and said we could leave. Well of course after taking the pressure bandages off there still was some bleeding. I think we will get to go home tonight. They feel fine since we are local that if an issue arises that we could come back ( I had to giggle at that one!)

Here he is very happy 🙂

Brisan 4-8-10

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Parker, not a future blogger I suppose?

Well crime scene intact partially… We were up most of the wee hours of the morning with Brisan the “Flinstone Cat” not wanting to sleep and roaming between our bedroom and his. Around 6 am Parker comes up to my side of the bed and not thinking much of it Jennifer goes Parker is bleeding!

Took him in our bedroom and I can not recall the last time he literally had blood from head to toe on his body. All down both legs and arms including his face. The first go around it took about 30-45 minutes to get a clot to stick. During that time Parker turned into Rambo and tried to break loose. Can't blame him but it is frustrating since your trying to get him to calm down so you can apply pressure to his nose.

Parker, not a future blogger on 4-2-10 after a bloody nose

We put him in our bed and I proceeded to get ready for work. As soon as I was going to leave he blew a big sneeze. Must have been as powerful as the winds in Kansas City this morning! The 2nd gold rush started (minus the gold). That was talking another 30 minutes to try to stop it. At that point we just called the ambulance to head down to Children's Mercy Hospital. There they gave him DDVAP and checked out his hemoglobin. It was low. He is doing OK now after a long morning and early afternoon.

There has to be a way to help this out some way.

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