Answers

Nathan’s doctor came over a couple of hours ago and finally gave us some answers.

Nathan appears to have a bladder infection, combined with an upper respiratory virus. The combination of these two was causing him to throw up, which in turn caused dangerously low potassium.

This seems to be the reason for the constant sleeping and exhaustion. Nathan’s doctor was pissed that the residents here didn’t order an IV with potassium which they should’ve done as one of the first things to go when you vomit is potassium.

They have been giving him potassium since this morning and he has started to turn a corner. His color is starting to come back, he was awake for about an hour, and he seems better in general.

They are doing an EKG just to make sure nothing else is going on with his heart, as it’s still beating too slow, but the doctor is almost sure that’s related to the low potassium.

Also they started him on rocephin for the bladder infection.

His doctor is hopeful that betweeen the rocephin and the IV fuids, that Nathan will turn the corner by tomorrow.

As usual, prayers are working!!!!!! THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!!! Nathan is lucky to have so many wonderful people praying for and caring for him!

Comments

  1. Great to hear they found something out. I can’t believe they didn’t have potassiun in his IV, they always do when Ryland is throwing up. I guess I didn’t even ask that because I figured they would have known that. HoPE the EKG turns out ok but sometimes things can come up off when kids have been so sick for awhile.
    HoPE you home soon. Is Bella missing Nathan? or is she ruling the household.
    Prayers

  2. love you and Nathan.
    Prayers continue.
    Whitney

  3. http://Ronna says

    Marcela, I’m so sorry- just checked your blog. Glad the doc is getting it under control now. Sending love and prayers to Nathan and all of you.

  4. http://Martha%20Shepherd says

    Thank God, they found what it was! I agree with Summer Jesse; I was convinced they were treating him for dehydration. BIG MISTAKE! Check it out. Praying for his complete recovery!
    Tia Martha

  5. http://BERTA%20BEATRIZ%20BUSTILLO%20ANGULO says

    MARCE Y OWEN, ESTOY PENDIENTE DE NATHAN.- DAMELE UN BESO GRANDE MI PARTE LO MISMO A ISSSABELLE, AHORITA SE PONE BIEN, DIOS ES GRANDE Y PODEROSO.- LOS QUIERO MUCHO.-

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