Friday, June 6, 2008

Eeek!

We are still in the hospital, but I did get a chance to go online briefly this morning, whilst holding Rainer.  When I clicked over to Soulemama, which is pretty much the first thing I check every morning, I was excited to see that she included this little picture of Rainer in her collage of pictures from the Creative Family Flickr Group. What a nice surprise to see my own cutie staring out at me from Soulemama's blog. 

Rainer is still very much in the hospital and won't be released until Sunday or Monday at the earliest.  His blood cultures came back showing a gram negative bacteria, instead of the gram positive bacteria which was originally thought.  Apparently gram negative is the more dangerous category, at least in Rainer's situation, but the good news is that he appears to be responding to antibiotics.  He'll be getting a different antibiotic as well, now that we know what type of bacteria it is, and we'll know more tomorrow as the culture continues to grow in the lab.  Meanwhile, Rainer is mostly happy and playful, interacts with me and Ken, and is enjoying watching way more Baby Einstein than usual.  Later, the nurses will disconnect him from his IV and we can take him up to the rooftop patio for awhile.  I know he'll enjoy that.  Please continue to pray and send good thoughts Rainer's way and we will take good care of him.

21 comments:

Jessica said...

I thought that was Rainer that I saw at soulemama today! Hopefully he will be home soon and modeling more shirts!

Carrie said...

As long as Rainer and you and your family need it,I will continue to pray....

Lina said...

Get well soon little man!

Amy said...

that was the first thing i noticed on soulemama today...little bitty rainer peaking up!

SouleMama said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Rainer is in the hospital this weekend! His sweet face in that photo makes me smile every time I see it. I'll be keeping him (and your family) in my thoughts.

Liz said...

Your strength during this difficult time is a marvel & an inspiration. Please know that our hopes and prayers are with you and Ranier all the time.

MamaBlogger said...

i was so happy to see sweet rainer smiling away on soulemama's blog today. i'm thinking about you guys and sending the biggest, healingest of vibes your way.

Elfin Goddess said...

Sending pots of love to your lil boy! Praying for him and hoping he will be well enough to return home soon! Hugs to you.....love your strength!

vintagechica said...

Praying and thinking of you all this morning friend.

driftwood said...

thinking of you all Mary Beth, I hope the new antibiotics work quickly. xx

TeamMcDonough said...

Hope Rainer is well enough to go home soon. You've been in my heart and prayers so much lately. I know the internet is funny like that. You can feel connected even though you've never properly met.

Rach said...

I recognised that gorgeous little boy and your handywork as soon I saw those pictures over at Amanda's blog. Thinking of you all.

taimarie said...

My thoughts are with you and your sweet little guy. Many hugs,

Mom said...

Hooray! Wonderful James and Jacob fixed the computer so I can get to the comments and write my own! We send our love after a lovely day at the beach. Waiting for our Rainer update, we love you 3. Mom

Meg said...

I saw him on Soulemama's blog, too!

Prayers for all of you.

Shannon said...

In our prayers always, your blog is inspiring and i love to read it. I always think about your sweet baby and pray for him everytime i think of it!

Erna said...

what a nice surprise for you at soue mama's blog! Hope he'll be doing fine and you can get home soon!

Christy said...

Oh, that's good they figured out the gram negative status of the bug!

I'll visualize him getting better....

And pray.

Iris said...

Glad to hear you're all doing a bit better. I've been thinking of you all a lot since your last post.

Susan said...

Praying for ya'll! And I went "Eek!" too because I totally recognized Rainer on Amanda's blog. I feel like he's a little cousin or something! :-)

periwinkle said...

Thinking of you all
Lisa x