Tyson's Brave Battalion

Tyson's Brave Battalion
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ~Samuel Johnson

Thursday, May 10, 2012


 Yesterday (May 9) was so much fun!  Ty was a normal kid, playing outside, riding his bike,
 Playing with his bro and his sisters,
 Eating Reeses 'circles' from his favorite nurse while he's hooked up to meds,
 And then this morning (May 10), he woke up with an elevated temp.  It was ranging between 99-100.  His nurse came to give him his meds and was worried, I was worried too so she called his docs and we went up to the peds floor to get a CBC and cultures.  When we got there his temp in his armpit was 103.5.  So 'here we go again' I was thinking and got his hospital 'to go' bags out of the car.  Then the doc came back and said his ANC is really high like 5000 I think he said (forgot to get a printout) and his WBC is 7.5 I think.  I have never seen his white counts that high.  So they said you can go home and as long as he has a fever we will have home health draw cultures and a CBC.  So I put his 'to go' bags back in the car and home we went.
Hugging his new picc line covers that came from Amazon today.  He likes the ninja ones the best.  His temp stayed between 102-103.5 until about 6:00 tonight.  Then it slowly went down and is now (7:00pm ish) at about 100.3 and he is perking up and talking and eating and stuff.  That is a good sign.  It is more scary to sit at home and watch him fever than it is to be at the hospital, especially since he is already on antibiotics and antifungals so what in the world is ailing him we wonder.  For now we wait for culture results and watch him.
Dad was pretty proud of himself filling in for the nurse this afternoon because she couldn't be here for that dose.  Ty just sort of drifted in and out of sleep while he was fevering.  We are relieved that his temp is lower, hopefully that means his body is successfully fighting whatever is causing the fever.  Hopefully.  and I'm gonna go find some chocolate to eat. : )  For my records: WBC 7.5, RBC 3.6, HGB 11, HCT 30.2, ANC 5000, PLTS 93

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about you guys so much, I wish I could have gotten up there to see you while you were here in town, but it looks like you got to go home and that is great! Dang fevers, sorry for all the scary stuff you guys have had to deal with lately, and that it won't just go away!