Well, the streak has ended of days without a fever. It was a good run. In the late morning hours Ryan began to develop a slight fever, topping out at 100.3 degrees. Since getting him up, it has steadily decreased. Now at 99.4 degrees.
I see no sign that this is infection-related. Especially since it’s coming down on it’s own since getting him out of bed. Still, I definitely have my radar up.
Sue Visits IBRF
Despite a head-splitting migraine, Sue trekked to the Meadowlands (New Jersey) late-yesterday to meet the IBRF staff. She was very much pleased with the visit and enjoyed meeting all the people who are helping Ryan. IBRF has many innovated elements coming and they tell us Ryan will be included.
Not anytime soon, but Ryan will likely spend two or three months back in New Jersey for intensive analysis and treatment.
Emotions Get the Better of Us
Just before 11:00 PM, I received the following text from Sue: I’m having such a rough night. I miss Ryan so badly. What Sue didn’t know is I was having a tough time too. It happens sometimes, when the reality of it all just sneaks up on you. What usually doesn’t happen, though, is for both of us to be having this feeling at the same time.
There was no way I was going to let on that I was a wreck. If I know Sue (and that’s debatable, as she claims), she would have been on the next flight home. I sat in the family room away from Ryan, doing my best to fake-out the nurse that I was really into some nature show (Monster Bug Wars, as I recall). I looked around a room filled with therapy equipment and hung my head. It’s still hard to believe this is happening. Sue’s text was the tipping point. I did my best to not fall apart. All-in-all, I held out fairly well. I also learned a lot about fiesty bugs…