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8/25/16 update on infection

Thursday, August 25, 2016

They identified the bacteria causing the infection as Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia. Apparently it is kind of a surprising bug for Drew to have. They are saying it is common in patients that are on ventilators in hospital settings, so suspect he picked it up during one of his hospitalizations somehow, and it's just come out now. It is resistant to most antibiotics, with only a few of them working to kill this infection. They started him on two new antibiotics yesterday, and today tested them in the lab to see if the would work on his infection. They did work on their lab samples,so now it is just waiting for them to work for Drew. Here are a few pictures from today.The Pole is getting pretty full but we are glad the medicine is doing its job!











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