Monday, September 8, 2008

Baby Karter Update


This picture is a little blurry-but here is our little buddy up at Primary Children's Medical Center. They have now figured out what Karter has. First off they found out that he has a rare type of Pnemonia called pneumocystis jirovecii. Try and say that! Then they did more blood work and found out that he has Severe Combined Immune Difficiency (SCID). So that is the reason he has been getting so sick ever since he was born, he has no immune system working right now. They will still do more blood work on him, Kipp & Mal to see if it was genetically passed or if Karter started it on his own. Most likely he will have a bone marrow transplant. Not so fun- but whatever it takes to get this little guy better. Right now they are giving him antibodies to help fight everything, but they can't do a whole lot until the pnemonia is taken care of. They all have a long road ahead- We love them all so much!!!!

5 comments:

jbbastian said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and Karter!

Beck's said...

thanks for keeping us up to date. Let us know if they need anything.

Clark Fam said...

thanks for the update. Good Luck little Karter!

Marie Bindrup said...

Dean, Andrew and Ella were always talking about baby Karter. They were so cute to mention him in their prayers at night. They along with Nina, Alia, and Isaac made little cards for him up at the hospital. Thanks for keeping us updated. I haven't heard how he is doing this week. Your girls are so cute!

Misty said...

So sad. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.