Today we had another dr. appt. for a follow-up. James' pediatrician thought he should be much more improved than he was. His neck was still tender to the touch, his range of motion although somewhat improved was not significantly better, and the lymph node is still visibly inflamed.
So the doctor called again this afternoon. Lee had called him mid-day to get more questions answered which I so much appreciated. The doctor said he talked with the ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist at Hopkins again, whom he spoke with on Friday about us. She thought it should be much better by now as well. So he said not to be surprised is he sends us back to Hopkins tomorrow afternoon for a CT Scan and possibly more IV antibiotics. Ugh. Well at least I know what we may be in for.
Poor James. He is unsuspecting and for all he cares would just as well go one with routine - playing and socializing. He doesn't seem to be affected too much by it - not lethargic whatsoever, although a bit of that may be nice. He's no longer running a fever that I can see today. The only indication is his temperament is a bit more disagreeable than normal and he gets tired so early in the evening. He's ready to go to bed at 6 o'clock.
Thanks for all of your words of encouragement. We are blessed to be surrounded by all of your love.