I’m hoping that ‘pretty normal with these kids, especially in winter’ wasn’t supposed to be a code phrase meaning ‘it will happen about every other week’.
I’m also hoping the next time Lissa gets feverish, it happens during regular clinic hours. The hem/onc people are used to this– they handle it quicker, and with less fuss and paperwork than down in the Emergency room.
Lissa was impressed by the guy who drew her blood down there though. She said he was so good at it, that she couldn’t feel him poke her arm. (She wasn’t supposed to get poked in the arm at all, they were supposed to go through her port — but the first set of blood counts came back from the lab with a completely unbelievable result, and so they needed to do them over… and by that time, she was already getting her antibiotics through her port. So…)