Today is not a good day. Casey woke up not feeling well. He took his temperature and had a fever of 100.9. He currently has no immune system, so any temperature over 100.5 is an automatic admission into the hospital. Till I got home from work and got him up to the Hospital, (around 12:30 pm) his fever was 102.5. They have him hooked up to antibiotics and have taken jars and vials of blood. My sister, Debbie, is the microbiology supervisor here at Hershey Med. I called her on my way up here and fortunately she got things cleared for take off, and was waiting for Casey with a wheelchair. He is back in room 6126 again. Debbie has take his cultures down to her lab. Special Delivery..I think everyone is impressed!
They just picked him up to take him for a chest xray, so he's not in the room and we can talk about him. He was unable to walk the 6 steps from his hospital bed to the stretcher without assistance. I am really no good at the nursing end of things, so I am the first person to ask for help. If you have ever seen anyone who is neutropenic (no immune system) get a fever, you understand why I am so neurotic about him washing his hands and staying germ free. He said he can't remember ever feeling this bad...I said that's because you were unconcious the last time. I had to ask him if I could turn on the Phillies game. You know he's feeling bad. When Stevie gets sick, she whines a lot. When Casey doesn't feel good, he gets angry. So right now, he is down right pissed off!
Keep those prayers coming!