After a really good day yesterday, Hannah woke up this morning with sharper throat pain and a fever which eventually rose to 101 degrees. "101" is the magic number that automatically sends us to the ER at Children's, and after seven hours in the ER, we were admitted and are back in the same little hospital room where we began a little over a week ago. Hannah is tired, but is feeling better tonight than she did this morning, and her fever has not risen back up that high since we've been here. Her platelets are low again (14,000) so she will be getting platelets tonight, and her ANC (immunity level) is at 78. It was 98 when we left here on Sunday, and I think that decline is the main reason they decided to keep her. They've taken some new blood cultures, so we will see if that shows up anything. I think we'll be here at least 48 hours, waiting for those results. So....we are settling in for the next few days. We did bring a packed bag with us today, knowing this was a possibility, and thanks to our last stay, I knew exactly what to pack this time! Brad has gone back home and will bring Bethany back up tomorrow night for a visit.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers and encouragement. We are thankful to be in such good hands here at Children's Hospital.
God is good, all the time!
Jill & Brad