Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Evening Report

Jared had an awesome day today. This morning when we walked our lap, he was actually pushing himself up off the floor. Think pommel horse kind of an activity. It was pretty scary because if he straightened his arms all the way he could raise his feet about five inches off the ground. I think the fact that they are finally giving him the pedia sure, is making a huge difference. He will drink those down with no problem. He sat up in a chair this morning.

He walked again two more times today, so that is progress. Yesterday, he may have only walked once. His fever was back down today as well. So we will see if that lasts. They think that it must be viral, and will run its course.

His chest x-ray was normal. His urine analysis was totally normal. So we are a little bit more cautiously optimistic than we were this morning. Such a strange word "cautiously optimistic."

The orthopedic surgeon came and looked at him tonight. And he was pleased with everything that he saw. He wants the drain to be removed tomorrow. Jared is a bit apprehensive about that because it hurt pretty bad last time.

Of course I couldn't resist the temptation to ask when we might go home. He still wants us to take each day. Hey I think we should try to make it to Sunday to make it an even four weeks.
The infectious disease doctor, the orthopedic surgeon, and the pediatric Doctor here have all got to get on the same page. So they are going to conference and then we will see.

I have to admit that I am almost allowing myself to hope. He only needs the IV antibiotics until Sunday, so we may get those all over with before we even leave, or it will only be a few days that we will need the home health nurse.

So we must continue to see what tomorrow brings.


Lisa said...

I am liking this good news. What a difference a day can make!

Kris said...

Wow, It was so cool, just when he said to say hi to me. I am praying that all our hopes will not be dashed again.

Talk to you in the morning.