While I was out on the road bringing a physical aspect to our fight against cancer, infection and pain in our son's body, Pablo got dressed—always a sign of him feeling better—and Jo Ann and Nana took him on a stroll around the fourth floor. Actually, if I know P, he took them on a stroll and they just kept up with him. This is big news cos P has not walked since we arrived at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. He's been horizontal the whole time, and has not wanted to hear the first word about getting up.
By the time I got back to CHLA at 5:30 p.m., P was down for a nap—as you can see in the pic above. Also, while I was out, Jo Ann arranged to have us moved to a different room cos our roomie was coughing a lot when she woke up this morning. The bed that became available was just next door, and it is at the window, the best side of the room for P and us.
On the medical front there's not much new to report. P's blood and urine samples continue to come back bacteria-free. The Strep cells in the blood that was drawn Wednesday are not growing—another good sign. Dr M is on rotations this weekend, so he stopped by this afternoon. Jo Ann had him examine Pablo's scrotum. It's been swollen and painful for the past two days. The resident told me last night that it could be a simple fluid build up. This morning it looked less swollen, and P did not mention any pain. Dr M is going to keep an eye on it; if it's still painful and engorged Monday, he's going to order an ultrasound.
Jo Ann and Nana are doing the overnight shift. I'm at home and about to hit it.
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