Friday, June 4, 2010

Noah's Recovery - Update # 7 - The Temperature Tornado Continues

I was running a low grade fever this morning so I stayed at my parents to rest and left Mom and J at the hospital to tend to Noah. I came to the hospital around lunch time. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was how good Noah looked. He seemed to have gotten a lot of his color back overnight and looked much more like the "old" Noah than he has in days. 

Noah's fever has fluctuated a lot again today. I've taken to calling it the Temperature Tornado since it is so up and down, up and down all day long. It doesn't do the normal thing where it will be low in the day and then high it night. It goes up and down all day long. It's frustrating to me.

The blood cultures I mentioned yesterday, the first 24 hour results came back showing nothing. The second blood test they did yesterday, testing for inflammation came back slightly elevated but that is probably just from the surgery.

He got out of the bed again today for two wheelchair rides. Well actually the nurse called it a reclining wagon. He really enjoyed them both I think. He giggled a few times during the rides. 

Noah took his first shower today. That was big I think. It wore him out but he did good. He sat on a little shower chair - I cried tears of joy at seeing how straight he was. He wasn't totally straight yet, needed to still lean some but gosh he is so much straighter than he was before. It was really a beautiful moment for me. 


  1. YEAHHHHHH! THat sounds awesome! I know his temp is frustrating but successful surgery...priceless! And a shower! WOW! So happy to hear about it.

  2. I'm so happy for you guys. Noah does look great!!! Is it too late to send cards?

  3. Nope, it's not too late to send cards. He'll be home bound for awhile after leaving the hospital so the cards will help then too.

  4. so very glad that Noah is doing so well..

    Praying that things continue to get better!!!