It’s a celebration!!! Today marks 10 mos since Dylan has been hospital free! We celebrate every month bc we are sooooo grateful! We are not about that hospital life.
Someone asked recently. How is it that Dylan hasn’t had pain in almost 3yrs (Jan 2019 makes 3yrs) but has been in the hospital during that time. Why is he going to the hospital?
Sickle Cell patients are prone to picking up bacterial infections and viruses easily. Their immune system can be compromised by a poorly functioning spleen which many times must be removed very early on. Protocol is that if a SC patient has a fever of 100.4 they must go to the hospital. Usually they have to stay for at least 48hrs to see if the bacteria grows in the culture they take upon arrival. Fever must be gone for at least 24hrs.
Dylan’s last hospital stay we were there for 36hrs for a fever. He was doing so well they let us go early. We are so grateful that our natural regimen is working.
Dylan (at 8mos) below with his great aunt Demetria. Today is her birthday. 🎉🎉