Each time we leave the hospital for the day, our favorite nurse Margaret lectures Jude about being a good boy and not having any fevers during the night. If he gets a fever of 100.5 we have to watch him closely and at 101 we are supposed to take him to the emergency room. The doctors warned us in the beginning that this would probably happen at least once, and when it does they will admit him to the hospital for a few days to monitor him. It hasn’t happened yet, and neither has a lot of other bad stuff they said would probably happen. I guess that’s good for now. No need for a blood transfusion today, but they said he will probably need platelets on Wednesday. I had no idea they could just give you the part of the blood you need. He’s had 1 red blood cell transfusion so far. If I’m correct, and who knows, they spin the blood in a centrifuge which separates it into the various layers and then they can have little bags of platelets or red blood cells.
Our doctors seem more relaxed than other SCID baby parents we hear from. Our doctors said it’s fine to take him on walks if we stay away from construction and keep him covered around people. I found a secluded out of the way route where we walk along the river and it’s perfect.
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