So, this is our life: a few weeks out of the hospital… a few days in… rinse… repeat. Maddie had another high fever again and we took her to the Emergency Room at midnight on Friday. She was admitted for another 48 hour observation at 5AM on Saturday morning.
The funny thing is we weren’t phased by it. I mean, we were terribly worried that she was ill but we weren’t surprised that we were headed to the ER again. The reality is that anytime she gets a high fever we’re going to have to take her to the hospital. Period. But in all honesty, we don’t feel burdened by it. It’s just life with Maddie. And that’s OK.
Thank heavens my mom was visiting this week. She has been incredible to have around– to care for Warren as we’ve gone back and forth from the hospital. The funny thing is that Colin’s mom was here the last time Maddie was hospitalized. She was a tremendous help to us, too, but we have to admit that if Madeline continues to get sick whenever family comes to visit us then we’d rather not have visitors, thank you very much!
As of this evening, Maddie’s fever is gone. But she has a pneumonia in her lung– most likely a result of her surgery in March– and she needs to be clear before she can come home. As always, she’s in good spirits and is charming all the nurses, some of whom remember her from our last visit. The charge nurse commented on how cute she was, especially in her pink Katie bow. She said how fun it was to see her again, but she didn’t want Maddie to become a “frequent flyer” there. Umm, too late.
Maybe there’s a punch card we can carry with us. Membership usually has it’s privileges, no?