Thursday, October 22, 2009

heading home...eventually...

Kaidan's counts are good. Her ANC is actually 4700, so it's good and high. We will be heading home as soon as they come in with discharge papers and remove her IV.

They wanted to do a nasal swab to rule out the flu, but she doesn't have any flu symptoms, so I said NO. She's had that done so many times, and it's not a fun procedure, so there is no reason to do it when she doesn't have symptoms. After being here all night, she'll probably get the flu in a few days anyway and then they'll have to do it...I'm joking, but there is some truth to that. You sit and wait with hundreds of sick people and then when you get to your room the doctors, nurses, techs, people stocking supplies, residents, people making sure you are going to pay them if your insurance doesn't, people just making sure it's not an empty room...I'm sure you get it...anyway, all these people go into the rooms of sick people and then into your room and you are bound to get something!! We'll hope not, but I wouldn't be surprised. Today was seriously CRAZY in the ER. I have never seen so many people here. It was like a scene from the movie Outbreak, everyone wearing masks. It was surreal.

Anyway, we're headed home, so I thought I'd let everyone know that we are good. We'll just keep our fingers crossed that the fever doesn't come back tomorrow night!!

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