Saturday, May 14, 2011
Andrew's blood cultures came back positive for Streptococcus. The bad news is that you never want bacteria in your blood and if the bacteria form a biofilm on his central line then the line will have to be removed. The good news is that we know what it is and strep is generally responsive to vancomycin, which they started last night. His fever of 104F (40C) and his pulse of 170 are slowly dropping, probably thanks to the Tylenol.