Hello Abby again. Well Sunday I arrived at the hospital to a very sleepy and chilly Gib. Chilly in July? I checked his temp and got 100.9, and home he went. He woke up Monday morning feeling a bit better but with a higher temp of 101.0. So he stayed home all day and Beth came down from Maine to help me with Ellie. She was a life saver, I got a nap and she even went and got take out.
Gib called later that day with a temp of 103.0. The fever should have gone down with rest and fluids but it did the opposite. So off to the ER he went. He had a fever and a bad headache so they tested for everything just to cover their bases. CAT scan, blood cultures, chest xray, and the always fun...spinal tap.
All their tests came back negative so they discharged him after 6 hours, a full bag of fluids and enough Tylenol to kill a horse. They think it is a virus and because we live in the hospital we are exposed to more bugs than the normal folk so this could be a pretty big virus.
So now it is Tuesday night and Gib still has a temp of about 101 to 102. I did get to see him and he is still alive but definatily not the Gib I am used to. I have to stay healthy to take care of Ellie so I can get to close to him or spend any time with him. Beth gave me a ride back to the Liechter's house this afternoon to check on him, pick up the car and get some clean clothes so I will be set to spend the rest of the week here with Ellie .
My sister Jennifer is going to monitor Gib tomorrow and make sure he has everything he needs and make sure he drinks his water(an Evans famliy obsession). Martha is coming down in the morning to spend some time with Ellie and I. Hopefully his fever will break tonight and he will start feeling better. If he still has a fever by 6pm tomorrow, he will have to go back to the hospital. So it has been an interesting week so far and I will keep you posted as to how Gib is doing.
Oh yeah Ellie is drinking 13 mls of milk an hour!