Let me clarify. Kayla has not had a fever since they were admitted. Her cultures are showing no growth (and by now they would see something). Literally, they just need her ANC or WBC to go up... even a little and then they can go. Unfortunately this is not something you can check like a temperature check. It requires collecting blood, so obviously, they can't do it too often.
Denny and Kayla are going a bit stir crazy in there now. The odd thing is that while they are inpatient (even though she is "fine") they still require regular stool checks and urine cultures to be done. I guess they figure, while you are here, let's just keep checking her. Her urine still has to be charted (time and amount) every single time she goes. We don't do that at the apartment, but it's a regular requirement at all times while inpatient. So, basically, it's a PAIN in the rear!!!
Fishing with P/T
Kayla finally made Anthony's necklace. He has been begging her...
Today, Anthony and I are going to use this time wisely and get out and explore some areas near by. I hear from some of the other families here that the Botanical gardens are a fun place to visit. Just outside of Memphis is a town called Germantown. Apparently that is the nice area and where all the good stuff is to do! So, off to explore we will go. I am hoping to find a nice water park for this summer. Even though Kayla won't be able to enjoy it because of her Double Hickmann lines, aka her buddies, Anthony will need something to do when it gets hot out and she is inpatient or not wanting to leave the apartment. In California, we have water parks all over! It was 90 degrees out yesterday. So if it's this hot in March, I can anticipate a HOT summer here. I just can't wait to see those fireflies! That will be fun!
Speaking of bugs... a HUGE odd flying bug flew up and landed on our window last night. Anthony and I had fun looking at him up close. There are a lot of new bugs out here that we have never seen before.
Anthony is doing great! He is trying to read and tell time. Such a smart kid! We have been enjoying our time together. Lots of laughter and silliness. Lots of time just playing. Not too many people get this time with their children. I am looking at that as such a gift. The gift of time to spend one on one. You have to find the positives..... always! :)