His eating was up and down, depending on the fevers and comfort of where he was at in the Tylenol/Motrin cycle.
Daddy's visit seemed to help when crabbiness set in on Monday
Monday, he finally seemed to be perking up. He ate a decent sized breakfast, his tempurature had been almost normal all night. The doctor paid us a visit and mentioned the possiblity of going home if he continued. Unfortunatley, by the noon hour his demenor was beginning to change and he quickly spiked another 104.2 fever, probably the highest he had hit while at the hospital. I knew then we would be spending a 4th night. Thankfully, the rest of the evening and night he was pretty normal, the redness was receding and on Tuesday he had really perked up. When he was finally fever free for 24 hours they told us we would probably be released that evening and PTL, we were!!!!
Good view of the redness. You can see a ring of normal skin tone begin to show through.
24hrs of fever free means we can go to the playroom!!! A social worker paid us a visit, she took him up to the playroom while I ran downstairs to get a coffee. Four nights of poor, choppy sleep was getting to me.
As of today, the lower part of the expander is still pretty red but it seems to be fading from top down. We see a little more skin color each day. It is no longer warm to the touch, either. We hope the Clindamycin he is taking orally will continue to eliminate the infection.