And just like that it all turns around... Abby's been poopin' her brains out for several hours and now they are sending her home. X-rays of her intestines are clear.
Abby's immunity is WAY LOW and Michelle wants them to do a blood culture before she leaves. Why? Because if Abby spikes a predictable fever, Michelle will be right back in ER sitting around for 6 hours (and she's already exhausted as it is). But a new resident on the oncology floor doesn't see it that way. FYI Abby's temp was 100.8 when they made that decision (101 is the cut off for cultures).
We don't make waves with the docs because you want them on your side but new (or less experienced with oncology) doctors would do well to seriously consider the experience of parents who have been doing this process for months on end (especially R.N.'s like Michelle). Such is life...
So they are packing them up and sending them home some time tonight. I'll be up at 4am to leave on my trip, and we'll all be praying Abby doesn't get sick.