Wednesday, September 3, 2008

You Know You Are Sick When...

You know you are sick when they put you to the head of the line in the emergency room.
Yesterday we spent about eight hours in the E.R. bececause Maura's fever spiked to 101.4. Once it hits 101 the MD Anderson protocol is "get thee to the hospital." I got to admit that I was a little nervous that they gave her a room so quickly. After all, the waiting room was full of people who had been there for much longer than the 15 minutes or so that we waited. To Maura's great joy, they discharged her at around midnight, allowing us to treat her with oral antibiotics. Blood cultures won't come back until tomorrow, but, until then, she'll sleep better at home than in the hospital.

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