Thank you to everyone who is praying for Peyton Walker. This is an update as of today, Monday, January 7th. We will continue to update on this page. Please check back frequently for updates.
On Wednesday, January 2nd, Peyton got up and went to work. The only thing different that day is that he had a headache when he got up that morning. After going to work he started feeling worse and he came home on his work break and took a nap. After he got off work, he came home and they all went to dinner at Caprock. While at Caprock, he told Russell he felt like he was going to throw up and pass out. Russell helped him to the bathroom and he got sick. April and Russell thought it was a relapse from a couple weeks prior when he had a tummy bug. April and her sister took Peyton home from Caprock and put him to bed. The next morning he got up and told April he needed to go to the Dr. April took him to Dr. Landry on a walk in basis. At Dr. Landry’s office, upon exam and Peyton explaining where his headaches were and his temperature, Dr. Landry sent him to Covenant Children’s ER because he suspected meningitis. Upon arriving at the ER, the ER Dr ordered at CT and saw a dark spot on Peyton’s brain and his sinuses were completely blocked, a spinal tap was ordered. He was admitted to the hospital in Pediatrics room 358. He had an MRI on Thursday morning. Meningitis was confirmed, compacted sinuses and he was running a 106 fever. On Friday afternoon Dr. Idicula, ENT did surgery to clean out his sinuses. Friday evening he was confused and still running fever. Peyton was moved to Pediatric ICU early Saturday morning. He stopped communicating and was having problems following nurse’s orders. Saturday was a rough day but Sunday was much better. Peyton started saying yes and no answers and could say a few words. He was eating and following orders better. Russell told him good morning and Peyton told him good morning back. Today is Monday and he is about the same. He is eating a little and can still say a few words. They are doing an MRI daily checking the infection on his frontal left lobe. There hasn’t been much change. Please pray the infection dissipates so Peyton will not need surgery.