October 25, 2009 Tanner’s fevers continue, in fact, they seem to be defying the Tylenol now. Doctors are pretty convinced it’s viral since it’s not responding to antibiotics and her white counts have gone down since yesterday, an indication she is fighting something viral. Her hemoglobin was up a little bit, though and her neutraphils had made a big jump – from 190 to 450!!! Unfortunately, neutraphils fight bacterial infections, which Tanner apparently doesn’t have. So, we’re happy their going up, but they don’t help much in this situation.
She also seems to feel worse today. She was much more lively yesterday. So, I don’t really know where we are… I guess just more watching and waiting.
She and I sat and read all the comments about her new wig and hat today… it really made her smile. Thank you so much to everyone who has been so kind and had such good words of wisdom for her.
Tomorrow, we will get the remaining wispies shaved off of her head. The hospital has an approved hair shaver that, I guess, is extra careful about cutting heads. Hopefully, that will make her head less itchy.
Hopefully, the fever will break soon.