Kai had a fever on Sunday night, a peaceful Monday, and another fever last night. That bout has ended too, thankfully. The latest word at 5:50 pm is his temperature is down to 36.1 c, the low end of normal. They have cultured all of his IV lines and drains where they enter his body and have ruled them out as a probable infection source. Even though he was in a nice clean OR, the procedure to close him up yesterday may have introduced just enough bacteria from his skin to aggravate a baby with a poor immune system. It's also possible that his immunosuppression drugs could set off a fever themselves. No one is certain right now. An infectious disease specialist came by today to review his case and order some more tests.
The second week of a transplant is apparently when the body tries hardest to reject the new organ, so he will be receiving stronger doses of immunosuppression in the coming days. This week he will probably move from the ICU to the immune compromised ward (wash your hands!)
Paul was discharged yesterday and is recuperating well at home, except a brief visit to see Kai. Check out Kai's family at the bottom of the page. We would be happy to put up anyone and everyone else who would like to show their support. Thanks for checking on us!