Just a quick, late update tonight for those of you across the pond. Derry's team managed to win the Final tonight, by a score of 4-2. He was quite happy, as his knee didn't betray him this evening. Also happy as Anthony, who lives a couple doors down, plays on the other team.
Scott continues to have coughing fits. He is most certainly fighting the bug that has been going round here. Knock on wood - no fever to this point. As you all know, hitting the 100.5 mark results in a 48-hour minimum stay at the Hotel Tebbi (otherwise known as St. Joe's). Obviously our biggest fear is the chest congestion taking deep hold and leading us to another bout of pneumonia.
We want no complications (no one does). The danger of even minor issues reared its head yesterday with another local child. A young girl that lives in our area has been battling neuroblastoma. Jessica was responding to treatment, but needed platelets 8 days ago. Somehow the platets she received were infected, and she reacted badly. Sadly, she passed away yesterday. After all the battles she had faced, such a problem took her away.
Folks wonder why we worry endlessly about every little blood count anomaly, additional drug or procedure. There are none which come with zero risks. Everything seems a risk to these kids. It seems too many are paying the highest price.