Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter & Hospital

Caeden was able to be home for his first Easter. We were released from the hospital on Good Friday. The Easter bunny made a surprise visit to see Caeden in the hospital. We spent Easter Sunday with both sides of the family and had a great time. It was so nice to be home once again and be with family. We were able to get all of the cousins together from the Hauquitz's side and take pictures in their matching outfits. Caeden got some new outfits from the Easter bunny which was very exciting.

Unfortunately, on Tuesday morning Caeden got a low grade fever. We went in and saw the doctor, they took some more blood tests and sent us home. We came back the next day so they could repeat the blood tests. Caeden still had a low grade fever on Wednesday night. He was very fussy and not his usual self. We contacted our pediatrician on Wednesday night and scheduled an appointment on Thursday morning. We wanted to rule out any basic or common sicknesses. The pediatrician tested him for strep throat and looked him over. The strep throat test came out negative however his fever had gone up to 100.9. Therefore, our pediatrician sent us back to UNM hospital. We were admitted in the hospital on Thursday night due to his elevated levels from the blood tests. They started him on the same antibiotics that he has previously been on. On Friday morning Dr. McLoughlin started him on a different antibiotic that is more specific to treat cholangitis. She feels that the last time he got cholangitis it was not fully cured. We will hopefully be released in a couple of days and can administer the antiobiotics at home. Caeden will be on this antibiotic three times a day for three weeks.

Due to our multiple hospital stays we have gotten to know many of the nurses in the general pediatric unit as well as the specialty pediatric unit. Everybody loves Caeden and now they all fight to get Caeden as a patient and take care of him. When we walk into the unit everybody acknowledges us and says hi. All of the nurses can't believe how big he has gotten and they enjoy seeing him get older and grow.


  1. Sorry to hear that he is sick again. He looks like he feels great. Did they take out his broviac line? I love all the pics, tell Sue I like her new hair cut. The boys in their matching shirts is to cute and Piper is so sweet and cute. Does Caeden have a little red in his hair? Hopefully we will see you all the end of May. Love and miss you all.

  2. Hi Penny! They have not taken his Broviac out yet but they are thinking about removing it after this last antibiotic is done. We will see how he does after the antibiotic finishes and if he can stay healthy then I think they will definitely remove the line.

    Caeden does have a little red color in his hair. However, I like to call it Strawberry Blonde!

    We hope you guys are doing good and we miss you guys.