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Okay, so it’s usually March Madness. But hey, March was crazy too, so... we’ll throw May in as well.
So the month of May.
April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, not exactly... Though the dry month of April here did start to bring May showers.
The month of May also brought more fevers for Zane. And I think everyone is tired of hearing about Zane’s fevers. We are too.
Zane has now finished a 2 week course of Metronidazole for Giardia. The last several days he was fever free, playing, eating, and doing very well.
Then he had a fever of 102.4. Madness! This is Crazy.
Can you ask your friends for too many prayers? When a good chunk of them think you are doing the wrong thing by being here?
The best possible explanation for this is relapsed typhoid fever. He had a negative malaria test, a negative stool test and a negative typhoid test. The typhoid test, like the malaria test, is far from perfect.
Zane now has another IV on his head. It’s quite amazing really that the same IV had lasted for 4 days already. I thought we’d be happy if it lasted for 3, but we are thankful for less times that we have to poke him. Today he just got another IV. Since we haven’t taken out the first one, he has an IV sticking out of both temples. He looks... odd. We are giving him IV ceftriaxone, an IV antibiotic that has a once a day dosing for typhoid fever. The plan is to continue it for 10 days.
So far Zane seems to be responding very well. We haven’t noticed a fever for the past 2 days. He’s eating better and playing much better now too.
Please continue to provide prayer cover for this prolonged and tiring sickness.