On Friday Ezra had his port, that was just put in place removed. The area around his port continued to look red after many rounds of antibiotics. They are usually able to flush enough antibiotics into a port to knock out the infection…not the case with Ezra.
So they removed it, and the results from the labs on it came back today. The infection that was living in the port was also the pseudomonas (the same infection that was in his blood). That is kind of good news, because it means it wasn’t an additional infection, and chances are when he gets a new port put in he won’t have the same problem. His Dr. said he should not get this infection again…not sure how he knows that?
Here is a picture of what a port looks like.
And that wraps up your public health message!