6.16.2012

FEVER! in the Mornin

Fevers are not a good thing any time, more so when you have no immunity and are surrounded by folks that like to order tests. We had one nasty night when the fevers started, Becca's oxygen saturation dropped, as did her blood pressure. It was far too similar to when we were sent to the ICU in April. Since that night last week, we have been increasingly stable but still spiking some fevers. Becca has gotten an X-ray and a partial CT (aka by Becca as the "doughnut test"), there is currently talk of an ultra-sound ("slimey test"), and a potential broncoscopy (no cute names; we just don't talk about it). The "bronc" has been sidelined by her current attending, but the attendings change on Monday. Next week's attending doc is a brilliant man who is also known for ordering an avalanche of tests and procedures. If he asks for one, we will be insistent that he defends the decision to our satisfaction that it is diagnostically necessary before we allow it. The last bronc Becca got was one of the factors in her ending up in the ICU.///

There are still many slots available in Becca's golf outing next Sunday at Shaker Run Golf Club. Non golfers are also encouraged to come out during the day and to join us for dinner. Golfers need to call the Professional Shop to make a reservation at 513.727.0007. You may even have a chance to meet Glen Barber of Shirley Temple fame.

P.S. Photo shoot at the hospital today, so Becca was able to leave her room for the first time in six days, and she loved it.  Though not a "professional" pic from the session, thought you'd enjoy this amateur shot of the girls...


3 comments:

Bonnie said...

Good luck with Dr. P next week, guys. And be careful if you have a PICC line. Maya had ongoing fevers a while back and he had her PICC line removed and it didn't help the fevers at all. We raised quite a stink about it as reinserting a new PICC line turned into a huge fiasco and caused her unnecessary pain. You are doing the right thing making him defend his decisions to run certain tests! I've also been told that he doesn't let anyone out of here so we're praying we can leave tomorrow for fear we'll be stuck here another week! Ugh!

Renee and Jon said...

Beautiful picture of the girls! Miss you all and am praying for no fever! Hope to see you soon this week!

Momto3awesomekids said...

What a sweet & beautiful picture! I'll keep praying!