I suppose we weren't too shocked when our time at home was short lived. Saturday morning Case woke up with a fever...something you cannot take lightly with a cancer patient. X took him in to the ER (since it was Saturday and the clinic was closed) for some blood tests and some antiobiotics.
They got home around 4:00 pm. As we were putting the boys to bed we got an urgent phone call from the hospital saying that one of the blood culture tests came back positive. So X loaded him back up in the car and there they have been since!
We are still waiting for a specific culture test to show us exactly what kind of bug he has in him. That information will let the doctors give him a very specific antibiotic that he can possibly take by IV at home. For now he is taking a general antibiotic.
Our poor boys...Case for personally having to suffer through this experience, and Graydon for constantly having the family split up right before his eyes.
Other than a fever (and I'm sure he feels terrible inside) Case has remained pretty happy. There still is no more fluid or air accumulating in his chest or abdomen, and we are so so thankful for that wonderful blessing!! I'll trade that problem for a fever and infection (not that we are okay with this, by any means). I'm sure by the time Case is ready to come home it will be chemo time and we'll just move back in to the hospital.
We are so sick of this!