Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Cycle 4, Day +7: Too Good To Last...

Today Steven started off with a bang again, charging around the hospital while I wilted under my steadily worsening cold.

He received a blood transfusion today, which means we spent four hours in the medicine room sleeping while waiting for it to be transfused.

After we got back from the hospital, we enjoyed our 80-degree day out in the back yard at Target House, playing on their play structure. Steven felt badly after a while so we went inside and took his temperature-- 99.7.

St. Jude considers a fever to be 100.4, so we waited. Steven took a nap, but his fever slowly rose to around 101, so he and Doug caught the 10 pm shuttle bus to the hospital. Sean was asleep so I didn't drive them.

Steven is down at the hospital right now, getting blood drawn from his line and his arm (to see if he has an infection in his line), getting urine and stool cultures to determine what and where the infection is.

He'll be in room 4003, phone (901) 495-5403, probably until Tuesday or Wednesday at least.

- Kathleen

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