What's happening to Scott? Basically, an Superior Vena Cava vein (which is the big, one-inch vein that drains all the blood back from his head and upper body back down to the heart), has been squished closed by an enlarged and hardened lymph node... and that's not good, just so you know. He seems to be getting worse, and I'm so happy we brought him in. Even at the hospital, his arms are now noticeably swollen. He can walk, but that's about it and has to take it easy (not work out). Today they did a biopsy of the fluid in his neck, which has been choking him, and we will hopefully know a bit more in 2-3 days of why the lymph nodes are swelling. A doctor told us the results might not tell us anything... but we can go the optimistic route and say it has to say SOMETHING. It looks like Scott is going to have to have his portion controlled, delicious hospital food for awhile longer. The bottom line is though, they need to figure out what is making his lymph nodes swell and possibly, continue to grow.
George and Emilie had a hard time staying in the room to visit, but they had a wonderful time yesterday with daddy. George especially loved playing his math game, and Emilie loved wrecking havoc. They both were sweet little monsters, pressing alarm buttons and running away from me down the hall... we did eventually get in a nice movie though, and they stayed put for the most part for that!
Today it was just me down the hill and my mom babysat my poor now-sick babies. Yes, dropping toys on the hospital floor and then sucking on them apparently will make you sick. George now has a high fever (can't tell how high, all our thermometers seem to be broken, but around 102F), and Emilie might be catching it too. The positive side, them being sick today, made them more manageable for my mom who isn't use to baby sitting them. George basically watched TV all day and is really in the dumps. Thankfully TV is really distracting! Tomorrow we hope to see Scott again, but I'll have to see how the kids are doing. Since they got sick from the hospital, I don't feel guilty taking them back as long as I keep them close and in our room (which they probably got sick from anyway), but I'll have to see how they're feeling. Going down the hill is a big production, takes an hour drive each way, and is pretty hard on them. We had a video chat with Scott this evening, and just might have to have another with him and the kids tomorrow.