Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In hospital again...

Hey everyone,
Charlotte reporting again.
It has been a crazy last 7 days.
Logan started getting bad headaches and slight temperatures towards the end of last week, but we just gave him some drugs (as ya do) and hoped it would go away.
On Saturday it was still there, but Mum and Dad went out for a well deserved evening at a friends, and he joined me in the garage for my birthday gaming night.
On Sunday the headache persisted, so we persisted even more with the drugs.
On Monday he woke up with vomiting and a temperature again, and couldn't stand any light so it was straight up to the hospital!!
They did some blood tests and discovered he had viral meningitis. Don't freak out, this form of meningitis is not the scary one that kills in 24 hours. Meningitis is just the term for when the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges, are inflamed.
Theres a link if you want to read up some more.
He had a Lumbar Puncture earlier this week also and they found some abnormal cells in the spinal fluid. They are not sure if they are inflammation from meningitis or there is a small possibility they are something else. Logan spiked another temp last night but they are managing to keep it mostly under control. The famous Dr Jamieson is back and he said he is not certain it is viral but either way my little bro is fighting it off well.
The headaches are still coming and going but again, they are being controlled with meds.
He is able to tolerate light now for short periods which is a good sign and even ate toast this morning =)
That is all I have for now. I will keep you updated as I hear more.
Love to all,

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