Bella surprised us all during speech. Not even half way into it, she started signing “sleep, “sleep”, “sleep”, “sleep”, “sleep”, then “bed”, “bed”, “bed.” OK, Bella. We finished therapy right there and she took a nap. We didn’t even know she knew bed. She LOVES Signing Time, and she watches them all the time. I guess she is getting more out of them than I give her credit for!
Well, that nap should have been a clue for me that she was headed to sick. She was sick for several days. Her highest spike was at 103.9, and for someone’s whose baseline is 95 – that’s a pretty good temp. We ended up with every test imaginable – CBC, chem 7, lytes, x-rays, trach aspirate, strep, throat cultures, viral cultures. So far it looks viral. She has been miserable – and there is only one person in the world that she wants. That person is a little bit tired at the moment. The fevers are gone, but the crabbiness and the O2 is hanging around. I think we are headed to well again. Thank goodness.