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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another Day, Another Stay

Jacob and I headed back to the hospital last evening due to him having a fever of 102. Jacob was sleeping all day yesterday and feeling nauseated. I didn't think much of it because I was feeling the same way, but once the fever spiked it was off the the hospital for us.

He has been battling this fever all night and all of today and has continued to feel nauseated. He won't eat much and there is talk of a feeding tube being put in but I pray that his appetite picks up soon so that he can avoid that. Lab tests have come back negative on everything so far, yet showed low platelets so he had a transfusion last night. I'm assuming that he has the same bug as me, but because his white cell count was down to 0.2 on Friday it is really just hitting him hard. He is asleep next to me, occasionally a whimper emerges from his lips from deep within dream land.

We will be here for a minimum of three days (hospital protocol for fevers). Maybe we will have the stem cell harvesting even before leaving for home. We will return on the 13th for another 5 day stay.

I really wish I could say that all last month was an April Fools joke, but everyday I awake to the reality of what last month brought to our lives (and took away). My heart is still processing it all.


  1. Hugs from Australia. I can't imagine going through what you are but know that I am thinking of you and your family and wishing the best for you all.

  2. I don't really have words. I just wanted you to know that we are praying in GA.


  3. Prayers for fever to be gone and appetite to return. Hugs.

  4. I can't imagine how awful it must be to face so much hardship in such a short timespan. I hope your little boy gets over whatever is troubling him soon and I wish you a lot of strength and courage for the months to come.



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