Thursday

They took Harlan off his IV meds altogether this morning in the hopes that they will be able to send him home tomorrow. During rounds I asked the pediatricians about testing negative for Staphylococcus and they all looked at me funny–they said they never tested the biopsy for Staph, just for the signs of SSS. A positive result on the SSS test pretty much always means it was caused by Staph. The doctor Heather talked to yesterday must have been misinformed or miscommunicated what he meant to say.

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