Thursday, March 11, 2010

Morning update

Magnus has a new nurse this morning, one he hasn't had before, and she was concerned that he seemed fussy and felt a bit hot. She asked me if I thought he could be teething, and I guess it's possible, although he is about a week shy of 4 months, which is a little early. His axillary temperatures had been normal, but she took his rectal temperature, which is more accurate, and it came back as 38 degrees C, or a little over 100 degrees F. Obviously not great news since we are worried about infection issues. However, the nurse said she thought that the low grade fever and elevated white blood cell count could be due to teething...if she can convince the docs that this is the case, I think maybe we could still get out of here tomorrow. But, I kind of have a sneaking suspicion that they will want to keep him...

In more positive news, we finally got a smile out of him this morning!


  1. Oh a smile goes a long way to soothe the worried parents, grandparents, relatives and friends. Thanks, Magnus!

  2. Magnus smiled! Good news. His Grandma Carol and Step-Grandpa Patrick are concerned about him, so this is a welcome sign.

    Patrick and Carol

  3. Yay for smiles! Hope you get out of there soon!

  4. Hooray for a smile! Fingers crossed that Magnus gets to go home tomorrow.