Day 3 brought exactly what we thought it would. The CT that she had Thursday night did not show any signs of bone infection which is good news. She had another spinal tap yesterday (Friday) morning which showed the white cells in her CSF down from 900 where it was when she had her first one last week to 30.
The infectious disease doctors were looking for this number so that they could determine how long a course of antibiotics she would need. They have come up with 3 weeks from 1/13 (the date she last had a fever). So she will be on the IV antibiotics until February 3rd or 4th. Luckily, we can do this from HOME so it isn't nearly as troublesome.
Long term, if she gets any meningitis-like symptoms they will want her to be treated very carefully and will want to look further at surgical intervention. Most importantly, they do not want her to be given any antibiotics until AFTER a spinal tap is done. They were somewhat frustrated by the inability to identify what the specific bacteria growing was as she had already been on 48 hours of antibiotics before the spinal tap was done here at home.
Cam is feeling much better than she was a few weeks ago and is ready for the big party tonight. Her sisters are really glad to have her home and she is happy to be able to play with them again and from home!
Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and support this time around. Hopefully, we won't need to ask for them again any time soon...
Greg, Robin, Caitlin, Caroline & Campbell