Okay, Mason must have a secret love for this place! He spiked a really high fever (104.4) last night which had all the nurses hopping. We were worried because the high fever was causing his heart rate to go too high and his O2 sats too go to low. The docs decided to draw more blood to culture looking for a bacterial infection. And they also started him on IV antibiotics.
So far we don't know what's causing the fever. The x-ray showed no pneumonia. The strep test was negative and the swine flu culture is still inconclusive.....or still pending. The blood cultures will take at least 48 hours to show anything. For right now we plan to be here until Tuesday evening at least and hope the Tamiflu and/or the antibiotic will kick his bug and he will feel well enough to go home.
In the mean time, Mason is loving all his one on one attention from Mom. Maybe that's his secret love about this place :-)