Friday, February 8, 2008

Friday Night Update

Today was a pretty good day. Ben was feeling much better and was much happier - we had fun being very silly much of the day which was nice because he was feeling so yucky yesterday that there wasn't much silliness going on.

Ben's fever has been down ever since we got the room up in Pediatrics so that is good. His white blood count didn't come up at all so it is still up in the air how long he will need to stay in the hospital - we have been receiving conflicting reports. Could go home tomorrow...or a week from tomorrow. It is all about what the numbers look like. I think we will have a much better idea tomorrow morning after they review the blood cultures to see whether anything has grown - so far everything has been negative (which is good). But of course, there is also the issue of the white blood count which is extremely low so even with a negative on the blood culture it is possible they will want him to stay in the hospital to receive IV antibiotics until his immune system is stronger. The good news is that we have a nicely configured room, a FunCenter and of course the wonderful nurses and doctors at Cedars to take very good care of us!

Well I am going to try to get a good night's sleep - snuggling with David and 3 cats!

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