Saturday, June 20, 2009
Still running hot... Day 220 20JUN09
Joshua is stuck in the hospital for yet another day. His fever will go away as soon as he gets tylenol but comes back as it wears off. He seems to feel fine, we had a good time playing this afternoon. Dr. Obzut came in and we all kind of agree that the fever is the result of the chemo. Renee is pretty sure that they forgot to give him hydrocortisone before his LP on wednesday. It has worked in the past to prevent him from getting the initial fever. It seems that once he gets a fever the continuing chemo just keeps throwing wood on the fire. Luckily his last dose of cytarabine was this afternoon so maybe his fever will subside and go away tomorrow. As it stands we get to spend yet another holiday in a rainbow colored hospital room. To me it really doesn't matter as long as we are together.
Josh was watching High School Musical 2 tonight when I called to check on him. He loves to sing along and he can't help but dance from time to time. It is really fun to watch him. His temperature is still around 101 tonight so he is not coming home tomorrow. Maybe on Monday.