What the….

Posted on May 2nd, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

So, this morning we got the results of Cam’s broncoscopy- it turns out that his pneumonia was caused by legionnaires disease. This result has surprised us all. We’re not sure how he came to aquire the infection, although we do know that people who are immunosuppressed are especially at risk.

After quickly searching wickipedia and Carmel calling the Infection Control Dept we’ve learnt that the disease is not contagious, so family and friends (and “babies in waiting”) who have visited can rest easy.

Cam’s treatment has been further modified to target the infection. Overall, he is feeling a lot better, his temperature remains down and he’s in good spirits. His body’s just tired.

5 comments.

cons

Comment on May 2nd, 2008.

Wow!!

That is very unusual.

Beth

Comment on May 3rd, 2008.

David and Goliath!

Weak, vulnerable, and in no condition to do battle with the giant.

God’s on your side, and this time your little stone has dropped the giant! You’ll get through this.

The Stalker

Comment on May 3rd, 2008.

We hope this infection clears up quickly so that Cam can go home very soon!

We think of Cam often and admire the strength and commitment both of you have each and every day.

PS Cam would be very impressed with your blogging!

Libby

Comment on May 3rd, 2008.

There’s a faint irony that you were concerned Cam might make anyone else sick … when he is the ‘boy in the bubble’ needing protection from normal people and their bugs.

guy in the white suit

Comment on May 4th, 2008.

legionnaires disease!??? No, I wouldn’t have guessed that.

Sounds like Cam is coming back to a healthier* state. That’s great news. Your in our thoughts and prayers

*Definition of ‘healthier’. “Someone who apart from having legionnaires disease and undergoing intense chemo treatment, is perfectly fine.” Oxford dict. p876

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