For now, we have good news! None of Stephen's cultures have grown anything and his blood work yesterday and today was good. Nothing that sounds off any alarms at least. But the mystery is still how he became so anemic, so fast and so sick. And why his blood cell counts haven't bounced back to normal despite receiving a blood transfusion on Thursday night.
Today they did an ultrasound of his liver and spleen to see if maybe the liver disease he has, Caroli's, has something to do with it. Hopefully the results of the ultrasounds will be back later tonight and those will also be just fine. But in the meantime, the plan right now is for Stephen to go home tomorrow unless something crazy pops up on those tests.
But the biggest news of all is that Stephen had a negative cdiff culture yesterday! It doesn't mean he's out of the clear with the cdiff, but it's a step in the right direction. He'll ultimately need three negative cultures to be considered cleared if the cdiff and back on the transplant list.