Updates from Matt
Fever is back (38.4 C). Mollie has been given Tylenol to knock it back, and they will be switching the antibiotic regimen to Vancomycin as soon as the pharmacy can get it up here. Mollie has had this medicine before, last year in December when she had the long hospital stay. I am optomistic that this will work but concerned that her fever has persisted this long and that the docs are bringing out the heavy hitter. Despite all of this however she is in a good mood and is resting well in between wakeups.
The resident, Dr. S, just came by. Mollie's ANC is up to 126 and her cultures are still negative, both of which are very good pieces of news. The vancomycin drip is going now, and as of 3:15 her fever had subsided (Tylenol helps). So far so good.
Back at home... Lucy isn't feeling too well either. She keeps giving lovely hugs, which would be very sweet except that you come away from them with snot all over you. This is especially unfortunate for me since I really only have one pair of maternity pants that fit comfortably. And while I'm complaining, I bought a bunch of groceries the day Mollie went into the hospital and was planning to make at least 5 or 6 different meals to freeze. Of course, I haven't had the opportunity to cook anything, so all the veggies are starting to go bad. I guess I just needed to vent about the little things.
I sure hope both of my kids feel better soon!
Update from the hospital, 2 PM: Mollie spiked a fever again, 38.5. They just drew blood to check her IgG levels, cultures are still negative. She is resting in bed now, but two therapy dogs just came to visit and that got her to smile! One of them bowed down to her and danced and the other one hopped up into her bed! Her school sent her some lovely pink flowers- that got her smiling too! And she just got a huge Pooh and Piglet balloon from my parents- another big smile!
Update @9:45pm from Matt: Fever is back again, now at 38.2 C and headed the wrong way (was 38.1 an hour ago). Mollie got some tylenol and has fallen asleep. Plan for tonight is the same as last night, lab cultures around 1:30 and vancomycin drip now, with cefepime around midnight.
Mollie and I watched part of an old Don Knotts movie, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken", on DVD before she went to bed. It used to come on TV every year around Halloween and I was telling Mollie how it was one of my favorite movies when I was her age. She liked when he would do his karate moves but for the most part I think there is a generation gap there!