Brandon went to the emergency room around 8:30 this morning because the fever had come back and he was just not feeling right. After numerous tests and spending over 8 hours in the ER, they admitted him this evening. It was a long and uncomfortable day for him because they left him waiting for so long with no answers and no medication. They tested for infections and pneumonia and ran an EKG. They were concerned with his high heart rate, in addition to his fever. They still aren’t 100% sure what’s going on, but they did find his hemoglobin was low again and he was a bit dehydrated, so they are giving him another blood transfusion and fluids by IV. He also has more ascites built up in his abdomen, and they are concerned about possible infection there. The doctor decided tonight to give a strong antibiotic by IV and perhaps run more tests tomorrow to check his red blood cell production. He said this could all tie in to his kidneys not functioning well and his body working overtime to compensate for everything he is dealing with. They also talked about draining more of the ascites and checking that for infection.
Hopefully, he will get some rest tonight after the stress and pain of today. Brandon is so strong to keep going through what he does and keep fighting.