Andrew was diagnosed with Erythroid (M6) Acute Myeloid Leukemia on November 4th, 2010 when he was almost 5 months old. Andrew is currently in remission from his cancer, after finishing his 5 rounds of chemotherapy. He is a healthy, happy toddler.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fever dropping

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.


  1. I'm so sorry! This is the worst, and redmans also, not good! It's good to hear that that found it and are treating it! Cant wait to see you soon!

  2. HI Andrew!
    My name is Jenna and I came across your site. U are an amazing brave courageous fighter, and an inspirational hero. I am sorry to hear the bad nows, It is good that the found it though and can treat it. I was born with a rare life threatening disease.

  3. So grateful for effective medicines! We are so sorry about Tanner. Thanks for the posts and the pictures! Love you so much!