Welllllll.....it's been a whirlwind the past couple of hours.
Benjamin's temperature went from in the 96s to the normal 98s to 100.5. So he got Tylenol. It is now down to 99.6.
Then they decided that they needed to draw more blood to not only check for infection but to go ahead and check his thyroid. But the IV on his foot is pretty much shot. So they pulled that out and drew blood from his hand. Now he has an IV in his hand, but at least his right foot is free (albeit bruised). Seriously, though, his poor little body is bruised ALL over. So many bruises from IVs and failed IVs all over his hands, arms, feet, and neck. I took a nice, hot shower while they were out here doing it. I obviously don't like to hear my baby squalling.
They also had to catheterize him to get a urine sample. That wasn't too bad. It took three women plus Matthew (holding B's legs) to get it done.
But then he got a nice bath from one of the nurses and he just ate. He smells as good as new. He was pretty funky before that, and understandably so. It had been a week since he'd been bathed.
Matthew, who slept an extra two hours this morning, just went for a run in his baby blue shorts and black cut-off t-shirt. At least they're not different shades of the same color. That would be awful.