The bite was severe, but not the main concern.
His fever was persistent and he was suffering from hemolytic anemia, which threatened to compromise his kidney function.
The first few days were miserable, and he was on morphine for the pain of the bite. When he finally started showing improvement, I was thanking God. For those first few days, I was planning a funeral and choking back my sorrow and terror. He was very very sick.
As he started improving, we snapped some photos. Shhhh, don't tell him. He would kill me if he knew I posted these pics of him all sick and hooked up to an i.v....
Joshua with my Chromebook. That stuffed dog has been to hell and back. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to sew his head back on or sew on his eyes. Josh has had that stuffed puppy since he was tiny. Lately it sits by my serger, but when I packed up stuff for him, it caught my eye and I brought it with me.
Joshua is stoned out of his mind here. Hurray for morphine! His nurse made him sit in a chair because his lungs were sounding a congested from all the fluids he was getting and him laying down for days.
My poor baby. He ate MAYBE one whole meal, total, out of all his meals put together. He was so sick and just kept getting worse. Then like the parting of clouds after a storm, he suddenly turned the corner and when he started eating again and walking, I knew he was going to be ok.
The doctors and staff in the pediatric unit of Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City were THE BEST! Thanks to Dr.s Mayo, Banner, and Corbin, and all Joshua's wonderful nurses and aids, Kevin, Jessica, Elizabeth, Selena, and all the others whose names I regrettably cannot remember.
God bless them, and WATCH OUT FOR SPIDERS.........!!!!!
...and speaking of spiders, here is a picture of Spider, our goofy cat that thinks he is a rabbit. I snapped this tonight as I was preparing supper. I am CONSTANTLY shooing his nosey self off the counters when I am in the kitchen!
Bug and Simon fighting over Rosy the Robot stuffed toy. She's my sweetie! I have not posted a pic of her or Simon lately, so I thought I would tonight!