Thursday, March 11, 2010

48 hours

So the good news is that Magnus's white blood cell count this morning was back to normal and his temperature has also been normal. But the bad news is that since he "spiked a temp" earlier, they need to let the cultures they took this morning grow for 48 hours to rule out infection.

So, the earliest we could go home is Saturday. However, there are a few things that could stymie this plan: he could get another fever, the cultures could turn up positive at some point, or the doctors could just decide that he needs a 7-day course of IV antibiotics (he is now on day 3). But we're keeping our fingers crossed that none of that happens and we get out of here Saturday.


  1. ugh! Has the thought crossed your mind to grab him & run yet? It crossed my mind more than once...but we waited it out & eventually got the "ok" to leave.
    It's right around the corner for you, I can feel it! Hang in there!

  2. I definitely vote for grabbing him and running!

  3. It sucks to be at the whim of a cautious team of doctors, waiting for discharge. You will be out soon! Just keep repeating that to yourself...