First, the good news:
AVERY’S BACK ON THE BMT UNIT!
The nurses greeted her as they rounded the corner and Avery smiled for the first time in days.
It was like coming “home” for her, as well as Mom & Dad.
Everyone’s mood was instantly boosted by simply being back with the nurses that know and love her.
What a difference that has made already.
The bad news?
At 2:00am it spiked around 104.5°F. This morning it was hovering just under 102°F.
Today’s goal, beyond breaking the fever, is to simply keep her comfortable.
They’ve now ordered a morphine drip so Mom & Dad can easily click a button to push the morphine as needed for pain.
Her platelets are still too low for Motrin, so they’ll stay on top of timely Tylenol doses. (Low platelets = higher risk of bleeding)
They’ve also started Zofran to help with any nausea she may have from the fever and meds, as well as her refusal/inability to eat.
We’re hoping she gets some relief today. It’s so hard to see her little body continue to fight this hard.