Friday, December 14, 2012

Back in the hospital :(

Unfortunately, Stephen is back in the PICU.  He was doing great and totally back to normal after being discharged two weeks ago, and then BAM! he spiked a fever back up to 104 Thursday morning.  When he first woke up Thursday morning, he was totally fine, but by 9AM he was pretty fussy and during his physical therapy session Thursday morning he got more upset, more hot, and more tired.  As soon as we were done, I took his temp and it was over 104.  And of course, because of the possibility of an infection, we were told to go to the ER.  And just like two weeks ago to the day, they ran every possibly test, which meant we would be staying at least one night.  And just like the last time, there was no room in the Intermdiate Unit, so we were shuttled off to the PICU.

The bright side has been that we got a great room in the PICU with a bathroom and a semi-comfortable sleep bench.  And it's slightly larger than the other room, so at least it's more comfortable.  But Stephen's fever broke last night and he's now totally fine.  So we were pushing to have him discharged today, but that didn't happen.  There was some mishap with an ultrasound technician that was supposed to take pictures of Stephen's mediport, and since that didn't happen, it'll have to be tomorrow morning.  

And just like last time, none of the cultures grew anything, so no infection was found.  I honestly think he's got an intestinal bug of some sort on top of the c-diff that's causing the fevers.  Next time, I think we'll try to some tylenol at home first before heading straight to the hospital.

But for the time being the boys are having a sleep over in the PICU (I stayed at the hospital last night) and I'm down the street bunking up with my parent's at a local hotel.  A hot shower and a soft pillow are set in my sights.  Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to update that we're on our way home!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Linds,
    I spoke with your Mom last night and she filled me in on what was happening. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers and hope that Stephen is released tomorrow.
    Aunt LuAnn