My experience with the hospital was less than stellar last night. This is the first time that we have had to come in unscheduled. I was supposed to call the hospital operator and be put in touch with the Peds Oncologist on call. They couldn't find the oncologist. The one that was "supposed" to be on call was at home and said it wasn't her night. The one she mentioned is gone on a business trip. No Oncologist was to be found. After waiting on the phone, being transferred several times, and basically waiting for an answer for over an hour and a half they were able to contact a regular Peds doctor who gave us the go ahead to come in.
Jacob and I arrived at the hospital at 3:30am. No Oncologist doctor was here to meet us. We had two Ped interns examine Jacob, one which was a bit rough and annoying and who really bothered Jacob. His fever was a bit over 100 when we arrived. After blood tests they placed him on hydration and gave him Tylenol...which has kept the fever away now.
BUT. A fever requires a minimum of a three day stay. I think that means even if this fever never returns, we will be here all weekend. Right now the blood tests are being run to show us if it is a central port line infection or numerous other things it could be. I wonder if it is just something simple since he was gone all day yesterday at his clinic appointments and may have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated. They also woke us up in the middle of the night for a chest/abdomen x-ray. When I asked what it was for there was no real answer "I think it's to check how his abdomen is healing up". Things that make you go HMMMMM. This whole place makes me do that...and it's one of the best rated children's hospitals in America. HMMMMM.