Monday, March 29, 2010

Questions and Answers

Today finds us waiting to see which of the multiple antibiotics that have been administered will be effective in keeping Shannon's fever under control. After hitting a high of 104 over the weekend, she's back to normal now. I want her to remember that a person's temperature is like a golf score, not a bowling score; the lower the better (as long as it's not below 98.6 anyway). Her blood count has gone down again so it's time for another transfusion. Thank you to everyone who gives blood. She wouldn't be here without you.

We're at the point where the doctors feel they need to make us aware of the possibility of no recovery. I know they've seen hundreds of patients at this stage so perhaps they see signs that we do not. We continue to ask questions. Since we don't have a lot of experience with doctors, I will say that I hope all of them are like the ones who work with us. If we have a question we get an answer. They listen and respond. This is not the time to hold back on the questions and we're thankful to have people caring for us who recognize our need for knowledge.