Saturday, September 12, 2015

Just A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down...

Ruby had Daddy keeping her company last night which meant trying the oral meds with a dose of ice cream. It worked out really well, and why wouldn't it? Mr. Malone also paid a visit, making Ruby's Friday night a fun one.

This morning Lehr and Ruby explored a part of the hospital we hadn't previously made it to yet: The Zone outdoors. There is a small basketball court and little putting green....Ruby spent a lot of time out there before I arrived for lunch.

After a great lunch with me, Ruby's vitals showed her first fever. it wasn't very high, but she tends to run a little cool anyway, so the change was noteworthy. She fell asleep easily for a nap and we checked her temp a few more times while she slept. It went up just a little and hung out there for an hour or so. She woke up and seemed fine, but we hung out in the room so that we could keep a close eye on her temperature. Two doctors came and checked her out, but unless the fever went higher, felt comfortable riding it out and not giving her antibiotics. Thankfully, about three hours after the fever appeared, it disappeared. And just in time for Eli, Maddux, Daddy, Grandma & Grandpa to come to the hospital for dinner.
After we ate, Ruby took us all on a tour of the newly discovered outdoor space. So much fun! We left right around the same time that Aunt Liz and Aunt Megan showed up. This girl is never short on visitors!

Unfortunately, the night time meds did not go so smoothly. Ruby did a lot of screaming and threw the ice cream bowl. All of these oral medications have definitely been the hardest part of the process so far...holding Ruby down while they basically force fed to her is no picnic.

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