October 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.
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…