A small sense of relief today. The blood test from the state has come back negative for MSUD. A blood culture is showing signs of a possible infection. His weight has come back up to 4 pounds 4 ounces due to being well hydrated. The doctor is being cautious and tells us not to believe the negative result of the states test, she says that the blood they draw for the test is taken too soon after birth and that they have already sent another batch of blood out to the Mayo Clinic to be tested. She is also convinced that the blood culture was contaminated as he is not showing any signs of infection.
We can not help but hope that the doctor is wrong, she is still stating that she is 90% positive that he has MSUD.