We are back from the clinic! I can't believe it -- very but relieved. Johnny's counts actually went up a little from Wednesday -- another surprise -- and they went up without any cause for alarm. Sometimes counts go up before they plummet, due to infection.
When I called the clinic at 12:30, they told me I could give him some tylenol, so I did. When we left at 5:30, still no temp. Tonight, no temp. Usually Johnny spikes temps in the evening and early morning. They did a blood culture (standard procedure), and asked us to stay in town until Sunday to make sure that nothing comes up. No problem! Again, we were able to go home because Johnny wanted his port taken out ASAFP, the nurses hate it because it means they actually have to stick him (he could care less), but we LOVE it because of moments like this. Kids with ports or central lines always get admitted for fever.
Johnny slept on the way home and most of the evening. I checked his temp hourly, -- he was sweating, but cool to the touch so I think he broke his fever!
So here's the schedule: Mike, Joey and Anne leave for SoCal early Sunday morning, Johnny, Sophie and I leave on SWA (thanks Kathleen!) at 7:15am Monday. Wayne is taking us to the airport, and Marci is staying with the doodles while we are gone. Mail has been stopped. I think that's about it -- now all I have to do is make sure I pack toothbrushes and enough underwear for everyone. Ahaaa what the heck, it's California, we can all go commando if we have to. Let's face it, kids never brush their teeth no matter how much you nag, so I guess I'm packed! WOO HOO!
I will try and update while we are gone!