Hopefully Our Last Night in the Hospital for a While

photoOctober 29, 2009 So close… so close… just one more night without fever and we can go home! Nine days is a long time and we are all ready for this to be over and so thankful that she has recovered so well.

She felt so much better today with no fever, not even a low-grade fever. We will come home with her port accessed and have to administer IV antibiotics 4 times a day as well as 2 oral antibiotics. They taught us today how to flush her line with saline and use heparin to assure the line stays clear. It’s not rocket science, but still a little unnerving. They’ll teach us tomorrow how to do the IV antibiotic infusion.

She got to dress up today in a costume that the hospital gave her and they handed out Halloween goody bags. The Predators were there and they had a Halloween party downstairs, but Tanner is confined to her room and couldn’t go to any of that. She has not left her room for the entire nine days except to go to a CT Scan. I know she must be sick of looking at those walls.

We had a fun day. In addition to dressing up in the costume, we made some Halloween decorations for the door, had Chik-fil-a brought in by my good friend Melissa, played Wii with the physical therapists and watched some good movies.

Kida from The Lost Island of Atlantis

Kida from The Lost Island of Atlantis

So, barring any unforeseen fevers, we should be home for Halloween… a small miracle and we’ll take it! Now, if we can just do something about the rainy forecast…


5 thoughts on “Hopefully Our Last Night in the Hospital for a While

  1. Yeah for miracles! and maybe those clouds will part and the sun will come out with this good news! A Halloween Homecoming will be special! I hope you get lots of treats.
    Always thinking of you. Hugs to all of you.

  2. I have it on good word from Mother Nature and The Great Pumpkin that the rain will stop and this will be a special night of trick-or-treating!

    Love you Tanner! Can’t wait to see pictures of you in your Wednesday costume.

  3. Hurray!!! Ghosts and Gobblins look out – Tanner is on the move!!

    You look adorable in your costume, Sweetheart. So thankful you are feeling better.

    Loving and praying for you all.

  4. I like your Kida costume, Tanner – you look good with brown hair! Can’t wait to see you in your Wednesday Addams costume! We sure have missed you! Cocoa, Gizmo, and Chesney say “meow” and Cocoa says “hiss!!” coz that’s just what she does!! <3

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