We just talked to Dr. Kennedy and she said Michael is doing better but that they are going to keep him until tomorrow. His counts have started to come up and his fever is gone but she wants to give the blood cultures 24 hours to make sure there aren't any nasty bugs in Michael's blood. So, now we wait.
I am happy to report that Michael is acting like he feels better. His overall color has improved and his eyes aren't black anymore. He ate a little cereal and some peaches for breakfast. It's not much but that is more than he has eaten the last couple of days. He woke up cranky but then he heard Britney (the child life specialist from unit 5C) was on the floor and that brought a smile to his face. Britney said she would tell Jen (the nurse Michael has a little crush on) that Michael was here (on the seventh floor) and that she was sure if Jen got a chance that she would come up to see Michael. That made his smile even brighter. He insisted on getting dressed and now we are down in the day room where he is playing games and coloring with Daddy while I type this.
Jenny and Ralph are on the last day of their honeymoon in Peurto Rico. I was hoping Jenny wouldn't check the blog until she got home but she did and saw that Michael was in the hospital, so she called. Unfortunately, she called while Michael was still cranky and not in the mood to talk to her but I was glad to hear from her.
I will post again when I get a chance. Please keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers, JoAnne.
Update - Just as I was getting ready to post this, Jen came to see Michael for a minute and I think that is the best medicine he's had!