Today was anything but normal. Eli woke up throwing up and totally not himself. As the morning went on he didn’t look or act himself and then at about 11:30AM Eli got a fever. We took him immediately to the ER at CHLA and they put him on the regular IV antibiotics which they always do anytime there is a fever. Elis blood pressure was very low for a decent period of time and as a result they needed to get him on a IV for that to regulate. The problem is that IV can only be given in the ICU so he was brought there right away to get that started. Hopefully Eli will only stay in the ICU overnight if his blood pressure stays regular without the IV. Once the blood pressure is stable for a while IYH they will move Eli to a regular room.
BH Eli is stable and is reacting well to that IV the problem is his fever is still pretty high. The blood cultures they take which beezrat hashem will let them know if CV there is an infection or what the problem is and what treatment is necessary will be decided based on that. The results can take up to 24 hours after the blood is drawn so we will be waiting for those results.
Elis platelets were a little lower then usual also so he received a platelet transfusion as well. This all came to us as a surprise and unfortunately is somewhat normal. As a result of all this Eli will need to be inpatient for at least a few days until all the levels are back to normal and whatever the cause of all this is figured out and treated.
In the meantime please as always have Elimelech Ben Basya in mind in all your tefilos in hopes that this is nothing serious and that he will be able to go home as soon as possible.