Zack's white blood cells are on the upswing, doubling in one day. Very encouraging news!
The doctors have narrowed down the diagnosis to pneumonia and are trying to determine which type he has. He's getting lots of rest now and the oxygen mask he's using is helping a lot.
Zack was moved to the pediatric ICU late Sunday night. He was having trouble breathing and wasn't getting enough oxygen in his bloodstream. Earlier in the night, he received a transfusion of red blood cells in the hope that the extra blood would help move oxygen through his veins.
Zack's grandma arrived this afternoon from Pacifica and is staying with us. Thank you, Grandma. (And thank you Grandpa for loaning her to us!)
We are exhausted and more than ready to go home. Hospital stays are anything but restful...Machines are always beeping and someone always seems to want to take something, explain something or administer something. It's a bit like the stateroom scene but no hard boiled eggs or manicures.
We love reading all the comments. Thank you everyone for sending positive thoughts, jokes, etc.
By the way, cell phones are banned in the ICU but I will check messages periodically.