Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 21.....

Thursday was day 21, and we are back in the hospital again. Hopefully it's a short stay this time. We're here because BJ developed a fever. Fevers are concerning because it could mean that he has an infection brewing. He's on such a high dose of prednisone, which is an anti-inflammatory drug, and because a fever is the body's response to inflammation, it doesn't take a high fever to put you back in the hospital. So we got here yesterday morning and finally got admitted late yesterday afternoon. They drew blood for labs and gave him an antibiotic through his IV port. He got another dose last night. We should know later this afternoon if the culture showed signs of infection. BJ was very upset at having to come back here to stay. We talked a little about doing what we have to do, and why a low fever can be a really bad sign. He finally accepted it and reluctantly got in the car. We picked up Carly from school to take her with us. BJ wants her to feel included and he liked it that she was there to hang out with us and wait for a hospital room. The 11th floor here is for kids with cancer. Yesterday, the floor was full, so we had to wait for someone to be discharged and their room to be cleaned. It's a sad thought at how many kids are going through this brutal process. We are praying for them as well.

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