Jonathan is home

There have been a few twists and turns since my last post. Yesterday morning, it seemed like Jonathan was doing very well and would likely be headed home today. Then he spiked a high fever in the afternoon and those hopes dwindled. We had a rough night and then an early morning visit from vampires, er, I mean the nurse who draws blood for further lab work.

When the doctor came by a couple hours later, Jonathan was still struggling with fever and discouraged by the blood letting.  Interestingly, the doctor reported that all lab reports were looking good and moving in the right direction. And this without any new doses of antibiotic (which they withheld to test the hypothesis that it was viral).

So, it appears Jonathan is afflicted with a mystery virus that piggy-backed the pneumonia from a couple weeks ago. Mono is one of the suspects. But whatever the culprit, there wasn’t much to do other than ride it out, so were given the okay to head home. There are a few more results that should be coming in on Monday, so we may yet discover the actual culprit, but it is good to be home.

4 Comments

  1. Those Clemmons
    Aug 4, 2007

    Yea! We are glad sweet Jonathan is home!

  2. Kierstyn
    Aug 4, 2007

    Hornes,

    What a ride! Glad that Jonathan is home, and doing okay. We had to do the hospital thing with our baby, and it was no fun! I empathize with you guys!

    Kierstyn

  3. Michelle T.
    Aug 4, 2007

    Praise God! We will keep praying that Jonathan will be completely well very soon.

  4. Lindsey
    Aug 5, 2007

    Yikes, what a scary couple of days! So glad he’s home and doing better. Hopefully he’ll be good as new very soon.