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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday April 21st, 2012

We had a little hiccup this week in Ella's treatment.  She got a low grade fever on Thursday after school.  Then she woke up around 3am with a 100.8 temp.  This meant no school for her and a trip to clinic in the am.  She was so angry about missing school.  There was a special "Camping Out" event that she was going to attend and  this meant she could not go. She started growling instead of talking and hitting things.  

Since this clinic trip was unplanned, it did not follow her normal routine.  Daddy usually puts on the cream that numbs her port, this time I did it.  Someone usually accompanies us to clinic, this time we went alone.  At least one blankie comes with, and we forgot blankie.  It was not the best way to start a clinic day.  They tested her blood and checked her counts.  They also checked her for the flu virus.  Her symptoms were headache, diarrhea, runny nose and low temp fever. Her ANC came back at 1000, which is rock star status for a cancer kid, so she got the all clear to go home.  By 5pm her doctor called and said she tested positive for the flu.

By 7am today her fever was gone.  Since she missed the "Camping Out" event at school so I put up a tent in the living room and an air mattress for Ella.  I made a huge bowl of popcorn and we watched The Parent Trap in the tent and played UNO.  She played and laughed most the day.  As long as the fever stays at bay, we should be in the clear.  Thank you to everyone for your prayers and well wishes.


1 comment:

  1. You are a wonderful Mom. I'm so glad she got to go home and despite the return visit the next day, it seems like her immune system is ready to take that icky flu on. Love, energy, prayers and white-light are headed Ella's way.