Because of her elevated white blood cells, her primary team of doctors were concerned that her shunt may be infected, and prepared for her to have a lumbar puncture. I am so grateful for a team of specialists that know her well, and are willing to be cautious and observe her before jumping in and risk causing a potential infection where there isn't one. They agreed to wait, and so we spent the next 3 days watching and waiting. On day 3 she finally perked up, her fever broke, and we had our feisty Meghan back. She woke up asking for Addie, so after lunch her big sister got to come say hello. Addie jumped in the bed with her and gave her the best medicine possible- lots of sister snuggles and a few laughs:) Being Halloween, the play room at the hospital was having a carnival. Since Meg was still on isolation precautions, the child life specialists at the hospital came to the room with "reverse trick or treat" bags for the girls. I think Addie suspects that the hospital is mostly fun and games now...
We're hoping for an uneventful November, since she has surgery planned in December for tubes and adenoids (finally- a "typical" surgery for Meg!), and her wheelchair should be delivered! This month, we are THANKFUL for so many things, but most of all for healing, for mercy, and for the blessing of our family. Weeks like this make you appreciate cooking, dirty dishes, laundry, and cleaning up messes- because it means you are home to do it.
|Getting some snuggles.|
|Happy to be headed HOME after a doctors appointment...|