We went back to clinic today to get Brinley another dose of antibiotics and check counts, because her fever continued to go up to almost 103 every time the tylenol wears off. Her ANC, which was 6900 yesterday, had dropped to 3800. I don't really think that means much, except that we know her body is working like it should be and making the cells it should make to fight whatever this is off. The thing that makes me the most uneasy is that other than the fever we don't see much else for symptoms. It'd be nice if she had a runny nose or a cough or something to tell us this must just be a virus. Or for someone else in the house to be sick too. She did throw up a couple times last night, but it was at the height of her fever and I think the fever made her sick. Anyhow, fever without symptoms is never a good thing.

Nothing has grown yet in the culture, if it does they will call and she would be admitted. I am concerned with how she is acting, she is very lethargic, even when the tylenol lowers her fever to the 99's, she just lays there, and her eyes are puffy and sick. I just can't help but let my mind wander...what is going on in that little body? I am hoping she will wake up her spunky, silly self tomorrow. I don't like seeing her like this, it makes me very uneasy and nervous. Jade asked me today if Brinley was going to die. I asked her if she thought that she might and she said yes. I didn't know what to say, well, of course I told her Brinley isn't going to die, but I didn't think Jade had thought about anything like that. She said good, because she would be sad if she did. Ah, my Jade. She is so sweet and kind hearted.

I had a chat with the on call from last night. I figured I should tell him how I felt about our conversation, better to go straight to the source. I told him exactly how he came across, he apologized for coming across arrogant and annoyed and said he did not intend to sound that way. I felt better having spoken my mind, something I have gotten a lot better at lately. Anyhow, it's all good....those things happen.

I almost forgot, Brinley was featured in this month's feature wish on Make-A-Wish's website if you'd like to check it out. http://utah.wish.org/

I'll update in the morning, hopefully it will be all gone, I don't care what kind of weirdy thing it is, as long as it is goes away. Then I can let out my breath. Man, I can't wait for the day when a fever is just a fever.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there anything I can assist you with? My heart and prayers are with you all. xxxxooooooxxxxxxoooooo
A Nancy

Ashley said...

I'm soooooo proud of you for calling that Dr on his crap. Way to go.

Nat Lud said...

Way to stand up for yourself! Dr's every now and then need a little reminder that they are just human too. I hope the fever goes away and you have a great weekend!

M-Cat said...

Read about Brinley's wish - what an awesome experience.

And good job on talking to the on call doc. Sometimes they need to be reminded whey they went into medicine in the first place. I've no doubt, he's thought about you long after he hung up the phone.