Hudson boy recovering from blood infection

Jan. 26, 2014 @ 09:06 AM

Nolan Moore, the 3-year-old Hudson boy battling a life-threatening brain infection, continues his slow recovery at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem.

He was removed from a ventilator on Jan. 13 and has been breathing on his own, and on Thursdaty he was able to sit in his mother's lap for the first time Thursday.

"Our baby is a fighter and we know he will keep fighting," his mother, Candace Moore, posted on her Facebook page. "He still has a long road ahead of him but thank God our baby is still with us."

On Dec. 30, Nolan had tonsillectomy surgery. A little more than a week later he was found to have a bacterial infection in his blood. At Brenner Children’s Hospital doctors removed the left side of his skull to relieve pressure from his brain swelling, and five abscesses on his brain were drained. His scalp was closed with 43 staples. No connection to the tonsillectomy has been made to Nolan’s illness.

Candace Moor said Nolan has been responding to questions. He is being weaned off the heavy doses of Vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic, and he is being given more fluids to flush his kidneys of some of the Vancomycin.