Sunday, January 22, 2012
364 days… Day 1162 22JAN12
Joshua woke up this morning vomiting and running a fever of 101.4 which earned us a quick transition into gypsy mode after a call to the doctor. It has been 364 days since he was last admitted to the hospital and we are all sad that we almost made a whole year only to miss by one day.
His counts are good and so far all the tests including a chest X-ray have come back normal. His fever has been cycling up and down and was 100.5 tonight and he will likely have to stay in hospital unit his temp is normal for 24 hours. Not sure what is causing the fever, he started with a cough on Friday but was feeling fine and had no fever at all until this morning. We are hoping it is just some kind of viral thing that will clear up quickly. Thankfully his lungs are clear and the doctor didn't seem overly concerned about the fever. He is hooked up to fluids and getting antibiotics just in case it is something bacterial, we will have blood cultures in the morning which we hope will be clear like everything else.
Jarrod and I headed up to the hospital later in the day to visit and deliver a few things. As I walked around and visited with the nurses we know it struck me how although we have not been in hospital for almost a year it still feels the same, like we never left. I know we are all looking forward to the time that feeling is a distant memory. My dad stopped in for a little visit and we left together to head back home. So Jarrod and I will live our home gypsy lifestyle while Renee and Joshua do the hospital version. With luck it won't be long before we can all fall asleep in the same place. Until then we will keep each other close in our thoughts and hearts.
Sweet dreams bug, Jarrod and I miss you.