Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2013 Blizzard & Fever

Yes, we've been slacking on posting and are well over due!  We'll do a rewind post shortly but wanted to give everyone an update on the past couple of weeks.

Thursday evening before the blizzard Colin came down with a slight fever, he was hovering 100 for 24 hours and slept most of Friday.  Since he had a runny nose and a cough we were confident the fever was a cause of the cold, however we couldn't help but worry.  Since he still has his port we have to follow the fever rules.  After talking to the Oncology team early Friday morning they advised we monitor him and call if the fever reaches 101.  A few decimal points was huge for us since we typically have to bring him to the ER at 100.4.  The jeep was ready for a blizzard trek down to Yale but luckily we dodged the trek through three feet of snow!  

The next morning Colin woke up without a fever and feeling much better.  He didn't skip a beat and was ready to play in the deep snow.  So at small increments he dug, built a tunnel and climbed.  Maddie on the other hand would much rather stay inside in the warm house with Mommy!  Soon after, Maddie came down with the fever but hers was much higher, pushing 103.  She spent most of the blizzard aftermath on the couch and a few days later developed an ear infection. 

Two weeks ago we had a pre-op meeting with Colin's new surgeon and discussed Colin's port removal.  We should hear shortly when the surgery is scheduled.  Counts are good, ANC 1400.  This was Colin's first arm poke in two years, he typically opts for his blood drawn from his port but in preparation for the port removal we're practicing with the arm.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and all of those that came out and took the plunge with us!  It was an awesome day and Colin's Crew is so excited to send nine families to camp this year!

Some of our favorite blizzard pictures!

Where is Colin?

It's a mountain of snow

Up to Daddy's hips

Daddy digging us out

Snow Angel upside down

30 inches

Look at me, I'm going to dive into the snow!
Body sledding
Drifts taller than Colin

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