It was a nice evening at home, but it didn't last long. When Alice woke this morning she felt warm to me and was fussy. She had a temperature of 101.7 degrees. I prepared our things to return to the hospital. Then packed Matthew, Blair and Evie's bags again.
I took the kids to the Cutler's. Matthew and Blair were so excited, it's like a vacation for them. Evie seems to adjust quite well.
As I pulled into the parking stall at the hospital, I was a little close to the line so I backed up to straighten out the car and Alice thought I was leaving, she started to cry because she wanted to stay. I love that she loves to be at the hospital. It sure makes our life that much easier.
Alice came back to the very room she left last night. Again, Natalie and Alice are neighbors. Alice told her nurse today that her (the nurse) eyes were pretty and they matched her dinner tray.
Alice's fever broke upon arriving and has had only one low grade fever since. She seems to be doing well.
Natalie went almost 24 hours without a fever. Some improvement! She spiked again this evening. It's possible she will have a PICC placed tomorrow, which at this point will save her a lot of stress, considering she requires daily labs.
Tyler went running today for a moment to get out. He chose a route with slopes and went at 4:00 in the afternoon. He said it wasn't his best run...I can see why, I heard it was a record high day.
Yes, this is a hard time for us but still there are things happening each day to make this journey sweeter. It's a matter of recognizing the tender mercies among the challenges.
More news tomorrow.