Saturday, July 11, 2009

Not a Fever?!!

Yes, it's true....Mason has a fever!  At 3:00 pm, just before the nurse was going to go over all the discharge info with me I noticed Mason's heart rate was much higher than normal. And then I realized he felt quite warm. So the nurse took his temp and sure enough he was 101.5 !! Dang! There goes our plans for going home today. 


The doctor doesn't think it is related to the G-tube surgery, but rather something he was already 'brewing' before we came to the hospital. They took a VRP sample ( where they suction goobers out of his nose) to test for RSV, swine flu, etc...  Braiden (my 6 year old) did come down with strep Wednesday night, so that's also a possibility.  We'll know more around 10 pm tonight. I pray it is nothing major and we can go home tomorrow.


The other bad news is that because of his fever they are moving us from the cardiac corner of the floor to the 'infectious disease section".  That puts Mason on 'room arrest' .....can't leave his room! And anyone that comes into his room has to put on a robe and mask. I'm glad the hospital takes these precautions, except for when it's my child and I'm pretty much stuck in the room with him! 


I will update later.

6 comments:

cici said...

Feel better quick sweet little man!

The Simmons Family said...

Bummer. Feel better Mr. Mason!

Kaidence's Mommy said...

Oh Man! Once your in that place it's sometimes hard to get out of. Hopefully fevers will go away and Mason can go home and get chunky!!!

Lolly Sneed said...

Summer, we are home. Thank you for the loan of your wonderful daughter!! We had fun in Vegas. We are praying for you both. Hope to see you home tomorrow.

Kyle and Alli said...

Not protective isolation and "Ghetto pod"!! Mr. Mason, get better soon so you can go home and get into mischief!

At our Whitt's End said...

We think of you guys aften and pray that all continues to go well and that Mason will get feeling better. Love you all....thanks for keeping us updated, you amaze us with all that you do!