Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Everything was falling into place for us to leave the hospital today. No fever since Friday, negative blood cultures, counts were coming up (very slowly), and then it all fell apart. Carter woke up and asked me to hold him this morning. The second I picked him up I knew he had a fever again. NOOOOO! That means another couple days in this hospital room. Which, by the way, seems to be shrinking... I should look into that. But at least I can leave the hospital and trade with Dennison. Poor Carter is going crazy in there. Luckily, the Child Life Specialist (her job is pretty much to make the kids happy) brought him some new toys today. I thought he would be devastated when he found out that we couldn't leave today (I certainly was) but he was ok with it. He's a trooper. I asked the doctor what he thought caused the fever to come back today after being gone for 5 days and he said it's probably just a virus but he can't let us go home in case it's more than that. So they did blood cultures and gave him Yylenol. The fever went away pretty quickly after that and hasn't been back. There's a very small chance we can go home tomorrow but mostly likely it won't be until at least Friday.
BUT, looking on the bright side of things:
Carter has been very interested in learning how to read so we've been practicing on the white board in his room. It's been really fun.
My mom is back! Hallelujah.
I just have to keep reminding myself that it could be a lot worse. And then I pray that it won't be :)