Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I got an appointment at the medical clinic Wednesday morning--a miracle itself. The doctor ran blood tests and had an x-ray taken. She didn't see anything in the labs at that time and nothing on the x-ray. So, she sent us home with the diagnosis of a possible sprain and said the fever was probably just coincidental. I treated her pain with Motrin and her fever with Tylenol (no, not at the same time). Her pain and periodic fevers continued on Thursday and I tried not to worry about it.
We will be going home tomorrow--a full week in the hospital. I've spent every day here and rather neglected the boys. It is wonderful that she has such a great big brother. He's had to take care of two of his siblings and two dogs all week. One sibling is at camp, so that is somewhat of a relief. He's done a great job. The house actually looks pretty good. I just hope I can convey to my sons how proud I am that they behaved, got along, fed the dogs, and took care of each other.
I want to send a thank you out there to all my friends and family that prayed for Clare. Our odyssey isn't quite over, she has weeks of IV anti-biotic therapy ahead, but our hospital stay comes to an end tomorrow.
Thank you to Desiree, RN, Deb, RN, Dr. J. Davis, Dr. Knapp, Dr. Davis, Elizabeth, Lindsey, RN, Brittani, Yen, Dr. Balan, and all the other nurses, nurse assistants, and doctors who were so kind and gentle with Clare. I appreciate all that you do but I hope not to see you again very soon. God bless you all.