We are still waiting for results from the cultures that were taken earlier today and it may take 24 to 48 hours to find out if there is, indeed, an infection. It is possible the high white blood cell count is being caused by something else.
The docs are now focused on Graham's profound breathing problems. He is fully dependent on the respirator that is supplementing oxygen at 100%, a level that cannot be long maintained. Ultrasound shows edema surrounding his lungs, which directly affects their function. Unfortunately, the Catch 22 is that lung function is important to relieving the edema.
There are options open to us. Much depends on finding a cause of Graham's edema. So far, it is a mystery. Graham is not following the script...maybe a preview to what his personality will be like!
The lifting of the H1N1 restrictions have allowed Grandma and Grandpa to relieve Mom and Dad in the NICU.
Thank you again for your loving support.