Mike indicated Kevin's cultures were positive for both lines of his Hickman. This means he'll be inpatient until his counts return. Kevin had the exact same thing after his second round of chemo. From what I understand in my short oncology/infection St. Jude education, this is much better then the staph infection he suffered after his third round. He's on two antibiotics and alternating lines. Kevin will be fine. Rachel and I are flying down on Friday, and it looks like I'm staying until Tuesday or Wednesday.
We had the privelage of meeting Kevin's third grade teacher on Tuesday. I feel very comfortable with her, and feel it's going to be an excellent fit. She had a great idea, which is to meet with Kevin prior to him going back to school. She'll show him around the room, and more importantly give Kevin an opportunity to get to know her. Kevin can be very shy (like me I suppose), so I think this will be helpful. It's really important that Kevin feels like he can talk to her, and approach her if something's wrong. Also, this way his first day back at school, he'll at least not feel like a complet stranger to her class. We're thrilled that a couple of Kevin's friends are in his class. That's all for now. I'm update more when I'm down there.