Monday, March 2, 2009
Something reared its ugly head and now we know what else is wrong with our boy. He had a couple of red spots near his incision that we had been watching. Not much happening with them. By last night, he had drainage and blistering the entire length of the incision. He had a CT scan today for a closer look. Fever up to 38.9, feels crummy, laid in bed, lots of pain.
He has ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen from the liver malfunctioning) and also what appears to be an abdominal abcess (bag o' pus). He is going to go down to "Specials" in the radiology department tomorrow where they will attempt to drain the fluid and pus from the abdomen with a needle guided by pictures of his insides.
I think this picture is an appropriate expression of his feelings today, whaddya say??? Note that he still got out of bed and tried to do something fun. What a kid!!