Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gypsies again… Day 800 23JAN11

Joshua and Jarrod both woke up feeling under the weather and things just went downhill from there. By noon they were both running fevers and their temps were steadily climbing. Joshua hit the magic number and we were on the phone to the doctor and packing for the hospital. Twenty minutes or so later and I was waving goodbye out in the driveway. Jarrod peaked at 103.8 before his fever broke and he started to recover a bit. Joshua has been joined in the hospital by several of his friends including Wotjek and Emma both of who were running similar fevers. Emma's brother Trent who was over at our house also ran a fever last night. All of them were together at some point this week but we are unsure where they picked up the bug. Joshua is now accessed and getting cefepime to knock out any possible infections. His ANC was over 6000 thanks to the steroid pulse last week and we hope that will give his some extra fighting power. He has a little bit of a cough so he got a chest xray and a respiratory workup.

The Bolts played this evening and the TV at the hospital didn't get the game so I kept Joshua updated via text. He was wearing his lucky shirt and rubbing it for good luck. In the second period Joshua predicted the final score would be 7-0. The Bolts won 7-1… The magic of the shirt :)

Jarrod and I went over to Renee's parent's house for dinner. Mary Ann had a great table set and Jarrod ate a pretty decent meal. Jarrod was feeling better this evening but after dinner his temperature started to go up a little. I am hoping that he stays cool and does all right through the night. He was very tired and ready to hit the bed after the game was over.

Joshua was back up to 102.2 this evening as soon as the Tylenol wore off so they will continue dosing him. Emma was doing okay with Tylenol but Wojtek was still running a fever. I hope that they all can get a decent nights rest and feel way better in the morning.

So after over a year of being at home here we are back in gypsy mode again. We switched so effortlessly that you would have thought we were in the hospital last week. Frightening.


Scarlett said...

darn bugs!!! And you guys were on such a good streak, staying out of the hospital for so long... Well, hopefully it will be a short stay. We'll pray for the same for you and all of your sick buddies too. Hang in there... If you need anything at all, we're around.

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

I am so sorry you are back in the hospital. I am also sorry a lot of your buddies are there with you! It's a heck of a way for Mom and Dad to celebrate their anniversary. This will definitely be one for the "memory box".

Hang in and keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion and you can beat this!

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,