We had a good night last night, no throwing up and NO FEVER! However by mid morning he started burning up again, not terribly high but high enough to raise concern and high enough that Dr Tebbi may well have him on anti-fungal medication before the day is out. I cannot tell you exactly what his temp is right now as Scott has learned how to cheat the thermometer and it seems we can now only get a truly accurate reading from a nurse that dont take no monkey business!!
Fungus can be extremely difficult to treat and usually involves intensive care. An incredibly frightening thing is fungus.
Dr Tebbi has told me that he doesnt believe Scott has fungus as he is not ill enough, but with no bacterial cultures growing and no outward signs of anything viral, then this will be the next step.
Still no mono results back yet either.
His bloodwork this morning wasnt too bad, anc is 657, quite a jump in the right direction since yesterday but still a low wbc and this needs to come up.
Scott is still not eating or drinking, he has had a few of Angel Daves gummy frogs, but thats been it since Sunday lunchtime. I tried to get him to have some water earlier on and he went all 'Exorcist' on me again. He just sleeps. He hasnt even had the strength to get to the bathroom and brush his teeth or wash up. They are going to give him a bed bath later, well perhaps not, but they will try anyway.
He is constantly cold, the room is at 60, and he is only allowed a sheet and very thin blanket. I keep telling the doctors and nurses about how in the olden days, when I was just a nipper, we had to 'sweat' the fever out, lots of blankets, cups of tea and a cat asleep on your head, they look at me like Im crazy.
If Scott goes above 103 they bring out the thumbscrews and rack. Well a cooling blanket and icy cold sponges anyway.
Thats all folks, Im not going to get all emotional and weepy on y'all you'll be pleased to know, behind this pathetic exterior there is a very tough old goat. :)
Thanks for checking in.