Friday, June 19, 2009
A quart low and running hot... Day 219 19JUN09
Joshua is still stuck in the hospital. His fever finally broke around 3 in the morning but came back later in the day. He was really low on his hemoglobin so he got a blood transfusion this afternoon. His cheeks get so rosy right after he gets red blood and his energy perks up. He was in good spirits when Jarrod and I were with him this afternoon. He even ate a cinnamon roll. Unfortunately it didn't last. His fever was back up to 102 late this evening.
So far all the cultures have come back negative which puts us in familiar and frustrating territory. The unexplained/possibly explained fever has returned to haunt us yet again. It is probably a reaction to his chemo meds, probably. But we need to be sure so we stay. Right now I am just hoping to get him home this weekend.
It was like a family reunion last night and today at the hospital. We were walking around talking to all the parents, nurses, and hospital staff that we haven't seen in a few months. They are our extended family and we missed them. Next time we are just going to stop in and visit when we are at the clinic. We really don't need an overnight or prolonged stay. Still it is good to visit for a little bit.
So tonight we are still a separated family as the day fades from being and the night embraces us. But even separated we are always together.