Saturday, July 26, 2014
Red Man's Syndrome (RMS)
As it turns out, this type of reaction is pretty common after an infusion of vancomycin (the new antibiotic they have added to his treatment), so common that it's called the Red Man's Rash or Red Man's Syndrome. :( Luckily it goes away pretty quickly (we gave him an antihistamine and we got Tylenol in him for the fever). Subsequent doses have now been slowed down over a 2 hour infusion (rather than 30 min - 1 hour) and that seems to have done the trick as he hasn't had any more reactions with the rash. Phew!
Still, pretty crappy and no fun at all. Ugh.