Abby had a fairly good night last night (Friday) but woke up with a fever of 104. Not good for any child but more serious for a child like Abby with a chemo weakened immune system. Thankfully Tylenol brought her temperature down to normal.
Abby is now on 2 IV antibiotics, had cultures and x-rays done. All very standard for a child with cancer. Abby was sleeping sitting up again during the day. Her ENT doctor thinks it maybe because of obstructive apnea but it will take asleep study and other tests to know for sure. Obviously it is hard for Abby to get the healing rest she needs sleeping indian style in the middle of her bed. Our sweet princess is one exhausted little girl.
I am not sure what her doctors will decide to do in the morning. If Abby's labs look good and if her temperature stays down and if her breathing looks good, we may get to go home soon, but that is a lot of ifs. On one hand, I hope she gets to go home soon but on the other hand I am still concerned and willing to stay put as long as necessary.
As I wrote the above paragraph, Abby fell asleep and is snoring and then her breathing is pausing. Abby's breathing is very hard for me to listen to. It opens a floodgate of memories. I have already lost one daughter because of problems she had with her airway. Technically she was my foster daughter. I wanted to adopt her and I loved her with all of my heart. Listening to Abby breathe "weird" for the last month has been one of the hardest things I have gone through since Abby was diagnosed. Not only does it make me concerned for Abby, it also makes me miss Katie so much it takes my breath away.
Thank you for continuing to pray for Abby and our family.