Baby Harry is in the NICU at Children’s Hospital being treated. He’s been responding to medications well thus far, and the doctor’s are hopeful he will continue to be that way. They’ve given my brother and sister-in-law the estimate they’re expecting to keep him for a full four weeks as to ensure he properly heals from his condition, at which time he’ll likely be sent to a hospital closer to home to be monitored/quarantined.
He looks pretty rough right now. They’ve got a PICC inserted into him to keep him medicated, and because he’s a baby, they’ve had to wrap all of his limbs to ensure he doesn’t pull it out. Through this I learned that babies blood vessels are so small and underdeveloped that you have to use a PICC because an IV line like they would put in adults isn’t do-able in a baby.
My brother was pretty distraught for a few days but now he understands that he’s in the right place and that Children’s Hospital with doctors who specialize in treating newborns is exactly the kind of place that he needs to be, and should be, right now. I think that he and my sister-in-law, while still stressed their baby is sick, are feeling much calmer now that he’s been responding to medication. They joked ‘this is going to be one hell of a story to tell him when he’s older’, which was a great sign to hear.