Within minutes of pressing "publish post" last night on my recent blog entry, Emma came into our room crying. She was having chest pressure and pain, throat pain and stomach pain. After trying to console her for a few minutes, and after taking her temperature and finding it within normal range, she started shaking all over. We then called the Dr. and he wanted us to come to the hospital right away....11pm and he would admit her for at least 2 days. She and I drove the 45 minutes on the dark freeway down to the hospital in Sacramento. After a long IV placement (they punctured her vein, couldn't draw blood, administered 2 syringes of saline into her tissue, before finally finding the correct placement and getting a successful line) drawing labs, started stat antibiotics, and ordering a blood culture, we finally were able to rest. We will be here at least 2 days while they culture her blood, looking for any hidden infection that may be the cause of her unusual symptoms. The first of many bumps.......on our road. Sigh!
She is feeling much better today and we are realizing that this is part of the journey. We are praying for a cause of her symptoms and quick resolution. We are also praying this does not push back her port placement surgery scheduled for Friday.
Thank you for caring about her journey. She continues to smile.