Update from DotMom (Julie)

I just called Julie & finally got through…she is so touched that we’ve been thinkin about her! DS is still fighting that fever, and has been, since Saturday night, receiving the expert attention of the Infectious Disease specialist at Ronald McDonald Childrens’ Hospital at Loyola. They are trying to pinpoint the cause of the fever and it has proved a challenge, so he is on all kinds of anti-everythings.

When I spoke to her, she sounded really positive. A few of the staff were having a chinese food party for DS in the playroom. They do their absolute best there to keep everyone in their best spirits…they really are amazing.

She can still use our thoughts and prayers, so keep sendin 'em!!

Thanks for the update, Kelly! :wink: When you speak to her again, please send my :heart: and :pray:

Thank you for letting us know… Her ds is in my thoughts and prayers!!

He (well the entire fam) will certainly be put on my prayer list; I was not aware of the illness…what happened?!

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From Me to You DotMommy!

Jodie in ND

Thanks for checking in with Julie, Kelly. Lots of prayers heading their direction tonight.

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I will add my prayers to the list! I hope things are going well and am so glad that she is in good spirits.

Oh no, what’s happening? What’d I miss? …Julie’s son has a mysterious infection?

Julie, I’m praying for your son’s health! :pray: All of the best to you all!

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Thanks, Kelly, for the update. If you talk to Julie again, please tell how much we miss her and how hard we are all praying for her son and their family.

Kimmie, how is your son doing?

Thanks, Kelly, for the update. If you talk to Julie again, please tell how much we miss her and how hard we are all praying for her son and their family. :pray:

Kimmie, how is your son doing? :pray:

Well, my son is improving. Thanks for asking. I hope and pray that the same can be said for Julie’s son very soon.

:pray: to all.

Thanks for the update!

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Hi Everybody!

I have tears in my eyes after reading all your notes!

I am home for a brief visit & to do a couple of loads of laundry, and to spend a little time alone w/ DD!! She has been staying w/ Grandma & Grandpa, and while that’s really fun for her, she was ready to come home and see all of us.

DS was feeling considerably better today. When he (finally) woke up this morning, he sat straight up in bed, ate breakfast w/out me bugging him to keep eating, and hopped out of bed & over to the window when he heard the hospital helicopter getting ready to take off. I was astounded! And today was the first day where he wasn’t sitting around huddled in his blanket.

My theory about what was going on is that he contracted a virus of some sort, the chemo was knocking out his immune system at about the same time, and that prevented him from efficiently getting rid of the virus. Today his white counts and hemoglobin were heading up, and thus, his body seems to finally be getting the upper hand on the virus. He still – naturally – doesn’t have all the energy he needs, but the dr. said that if his fever stays down overnight, he might (maybe!) get to come home tomorrow!!! :pray:

Thanks so much to all of you for your prayers and support. You have no idea how touching it is!!!

Love to all of you …

(p.s. I just checked w/ DH @ the hospital, and DS’s temp was about 100.2 12 hours after his last dose of Motrin – this is a major improvement. At it’s peak, it was 104.)

WHEW!! Good news! We’ll keep up the good vibes going your way! :heart: :heart:

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I am so happy to hear that he is improving!
Much :heart: to you and the fam!

Would Julies son like get well cards sent to him? Is that possible?
I would love to send him one.
The family certainly will be in my prayers. God Bless

So glad to hear he’s on the upswing Julie! :cheering:

If anyone would like to send cards for Julie’s DS or anything to me, pm me and I will give you my addy & Ill bring them to her at Loyola…OR, I can get them to her if she ends up able to attend the Illinois get-together next weekend!