When Jon and Grace got back from Dartmouth, Jon asked me to take her temperature.  He could feel that she was hot, but the thermometer they used at Dartmouth did not register a fever (it was the kind that you hold a centimeter away from the forehead.)  My initial armpit reading was 101.8.  That means Boston admission.  So I had Joy and Nathaniel pack a few more days of clothes for Jon and Grace (our emergency bag in the car only has two days' worth) and Jon got her medicines and his work stuff ready.  By the time they left, her armpit temperature was 103.3.

Jon's midnight update included that her fever had gone down to 38.1 (100.8) by the time they arrived at the ER and that she had eaten half a popsicle and smiled for the first time all day.  She got all sorts of tests done and abdomen x-rays.  So far, according to the portal, she is negative for flu and cold viruses and x-rays show nothing unusual.  Her hemoglobin fell significantly, so I expect she got/is getting some blood this morning.  At midnight, she had not been admitted yet, but she is in 6 West now.

Here is a sweet photo of her that Joy took last week:

Posted by Heather Daley on June 26, 2024, 8:55 am | Read 374 times
Category Grace: [first] [previous] [next] [newest]

Praying for you guys!

Posted by Kim on June 26, 2024, 9:16 am

Sweet girl. Praying!

Posted by serina on June 26, 2024, 11:10 am

Every time I even think that donating blood is getting to be too much trouble at my age, I think of Grace, and determine to keep going as long as my blood is needed.

Posted by Linda Wightman on June 26, 2024, 11:16 am

We pray for Grace and the rest of your family daily.

Posted by Susan and Alan on June 26, 2024, 11:47 am

You have my prayers.

Posted by Joyce on June 26, 2024, 12:19 pm

Poor kid! Praying for all of you.

Posted by Kathy Lewis on June 26, 2024, 12:23 pm

Prayers for good test results and for you all to be together at Family Camp. Happy Birthday to Noah and good luck on the FAA test!

Posted by Chris D on June 28, 2024, 2:01 pm
Add Comment
Add comment
E-mail me when comments occur on this article