We had a few rough days, but Abbey is feeling much better. We had to go back to the clinic on Thursday, but they decided not to give her the second dose of antibiotics because her fever came down quickly and she started feeling better. As of yesterday, the doctors were pretty confident that it wasn't a bacterial infection in her blood and as of today nothing has grown in the culture. She has been eating a little better (not great, but that's to be expected from her chemo), but some at each meal. She spent about an hour "reading" her Curious George books on the couch today and snuggling with her pink blanket. She is definitely our book lover and snuggler!
Wednesday night on our way home from the hospital Jim and I were talking about how one of the hardest things for us with Abbey's sickness is how things can change so quickly from second to second. We have been sailing along pretty good lately with everything being 'normal' (except for the bone marrow scare) and then all of a sudden, she gets sick with a fever and we are rushing back to the hospital. Those are the times when fears and uncertainty rush into our heads and we need to continually (every second) keep giving her back to God. It is hard for a fever not to turn into a life and death situation in my mind and I just have to keep focusing on what I know to be true about my God. He is not caught off guard by these things and He is in control. Wednesday night while holding Abbey tight in that hospital room, I had to guard my mind and focus on Him and not on her sickness. We are thanking Him tonight that she is home and feeling much better and thanking Him for this precious gift that He has given us :)