Ross Baker

First post: 6/23/2017 Latest post: 8/20/2017
As some of you know Ross was not feeling great all last week. He went to Wentworth they said he had the flu and possibly a throat infection like strep or something. They gave him fluids and meds and he was feeling pretty good. Fast forward to a day and a half later late Thursday into Friday he was getting worse sugars were out of control so I made him go to Frisbee. At Frisbee they discovered that he was in DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) which can be fatal untreated. They sent him to the CCU in Portsmouth. Friday morning the CCU Dr knew he was more sick than we originally thought. The sent him to get a catscan there they found out he had an abcess in his throat. They immediately put in a breathing tube and then an emergency surgery to drain the abcess. When they were in there they found he also had a pretty severe infection. They were able to get him out of the DKA and he was given serious treatment for the infection and abcess. In the process he ended up getting pneumonia the infection became under control and then the pneumonia took over. The CCU Dr did amazing in doing what she could to get his oxygen under control. They ended up putting him on an ECMO machine and Portsmouth could only monitor for up to 24 hours because it isn't something they deal with. They knew that at that point it was time to send him to a specialized hospital to help him recover. Wednesday June 21st Ross was transported to Brigham Woman's Hospital in Mass. Here he has a team that is only focused on him 24/7 taking care of him to work through all this craziness. They let me know that "this summer is going to suck". Ross is going to be in the ICU here in Boston they estimate at least a month. Then from there it will depend on his status. They said it could be onward to a regular room then to specialized Rehab after that. I will keep everyone posted here as I get updates. Please don't hesitate to write on the wall here and most importantly please continue to Pray!!!!

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