Yesterday morning, again Abbey woke up with a fever. I called the doctor and they said we again needed to bring her to the hospital. Since she had been running this fever since Thursday night, they told us that we could go immediately to Rainbow 2 (which is the pediatric cancer floor where kids go for admissions) so we didn't have to sit in the ER again all day. We were thankful for that and more comfortable going there as these nurses and doctors always work with cancer kids and overall the floor is so much nicer. There also is an air filtration system on this floor so it's always comforting, knowing that the air is cleaner than other areas in the hospital.
When we got there she was accessed, her blood was drawn and she was seen by a few doctors. She looked great for her exam and the doctors were pleased with how well she was acting even though she had been running this fever. They told us that they were going to keep us overnight though so they could watch her and give her some fluids.
We went completely unprepared as I took nothing with us for an overnight. Jim stayed home with the boys and my mom came with Abbey and I (thanks mom!!). After a while, when we found out we were being admitted for at least an overnight, my mom left and Abbey and I were there for the night.
We were stuck in our room because whenever kids are admitted for fever or other sicknesses, they have to stay in their room so they aren't exposing other immunocompromised kids to anything. There is a playroom on the floor, which I couldn't take her too, but I went several times to get books, coloring materials and crafts for us. Abbey never complains when we're there and each time amazes me at how well she does with all the poking, prodding and monotony of being in the hospital.
The positive in us being there is that Abbey and I get lots of good one on one time together. We read more books than I can remember and colored pictures for every person in our family. Jim called last night and said Jacob wanted to talk and he was having a hard time with us being gone. He was in tears saying that he missed Abbey and I and wanted us to come home. Heartbreaking to say the least, but soon after our talk, Jim had him settled down and fast asleep in his bed.
And today... We're home!
Today, Abbey woke up fever free. Her numbers continued to look great this morning and she seems to be over whatever it was that she had. And as always, it is so good to be home. Last night was one of the very worst night sleeps I've ever had. Not because of Abbey... she did great and only got up once to go potty. Me on the other hand was up every hour with 9 month pregnancy aches, pains and trips to the potty. And my bed (if you can call it that) was disintegrating because it was so old. But enough about that...
So we are home and feeling confident that things will settle down now... at least with Abbey. I am feeling lots of contractions tonight and new pains. Nothing regular yet though so now we anxiously await our next hospital visit. And this one not for a sickness, but for a new life to bring home :) Can't wait...
Off to bed :) Check back soon as we will be sure to at least post something quick when we are heading out to have our baby :) and of course pictures to follow :). Thanks for praying these last few days. Past another bump and praying for smooth sailing ahead...
So happy to be home!