Jan 2, 2009

Kaleb Update

Thank you all for your prayers and your messages of support.

It's been quite a start to the New Year.

Kaleb has retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess. It's an abscess (a sac of puss) behind his tonsils. They are treating it right now with antibiotics and managing his pain and discomfort with Tylenol and Motrin.

They will keep him in the hospital for at least another day. If things go well, Kaleb should be able to go home on Saturday afternoon or Sunday.

So far, the doctors like his progress with the antibiotics. Should he not continue to respond well to the antibiotics, they will have to manually drain the abscess because it can cause other complications, including his inability to breathe.

So we don't want that.

Keep your prayers coming. We're just hanging out at the hospital trying to keep him comfortable and occupied. that's the trick part - keeping a 3 year-old boy occupied in a hospital room.

Thanks again for all your prayers and messages.

God bless!

Kaleb and Daddy.

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