Well, just as I was posting last night's update, our girl spiked a fever...and when she spikes, she totally looks puny. Wiped out, pale, glossy eyed.
So, I asked that the doctor be updated, he was and ordered a lab that I took as a "brush off"...I felt like he was just placating us with something because he didn't want to make any decisions that night.
Turns out, after talking at length with today's doctor, that it really is too early to tell. That it isn't entirely abnormal to run fevers after a perforated appendix (which they are now considering hers to be). He told us they need to weigh the risks of exposing a child to radiation with the benefit of doing a CT scan when it's really to soon to tell if there would be an abscess forming in there.
Made me feel better to have some reasoning behind all of this. And to know that we weren't getting a brush off last night.
I also wanted to know what our "criteria" was for discharge...as I'd been totally shooting from the hip and, well, basically afraid to ask. Part of me wants out of here so badly, and the other part of me feels comforted by the safety net of another pair of medical eyes...and the knowledge that a doctor is just a quick phone call away.
Anyway...I was told her fevers need to be better (she's currently at about 102.4...that's not better...you know, in case you had any doubt...), she needs to be eating more, and she needs to be requiring not so many pain meds.
Feels good to have some goals.
Also feels good to know that so many of you are praying for our amazing girl's recovery!
We've had a busy day today...lot's of visitors, which Miss Belle loves (and also enjoys they gifts they bear!) and we see her perk up! She even got in a bath today!
So...here's to tomorrow. And progress toward some goals!