Today we had our favorite nurse, Michelle, taking care of Drew. If she is working when we are there, she is his nurse. We love her! I thank her for getting us out of there today and being such a great advocate for Drew. The doctors wanted to test his calcium level which would require another stick. She said no. He doesn't need it. They really pushed the issue so she said she would try to get it out of his IV as long as they switched him to oral antibiotics. She didn't want to risk losing the IV if they were going to make her place another one for IV antibiotics. So they said ok. She tried to get blood out of the line and couldn't get any. The Doctors again wanted to stick him. She said no, there is no reason to do that. Call endocrine (who follows his calcium) and ask them if they need it checked. So they did and endocrine said no, its fine. She totally saved him from another traumatizing poke. As it is the kid is terrified of band-aids. Some kids think they make you feel better, he knows he gets them after they are done poking around in his veins. He seriously cries when he sees them. He cried and shouted "I didn't want to!" every time the nurse even approached his IV.
Well, since Michelle got him switched to oral antibiotics and he hadn't had a fever yet today there was no reason we couldn't give him antibiotics at home. We were discharged around 3:30 and after a quick stop at the pharmacy to pick up his meds we are home. Yay! We have our whole family together in one place! Drew fell asleep in the car on the way after saying "I'm not tired."He and Dan are napping right now and I am hanging out with Ava. We've got a friend bringing dinner over and we are planning on just having a mellow night and going to bed early. We've got a follow up appointment tomorrow with our pediatrician and hopefully he'll just keep getting better each day. He was in a much better mood today and we visited the playroom, went on a wagon ride to see the fish in the hospital lobby, and played cars. He is excited to come home and play with his train table.
Oh, and in case you were wondering what they decided made him sick, the doctors are going with bacterial pneumonia. Dan and I are not sure if we buy it, but it doesn't really matter as long as he is getting better and he is home.