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1:20 PM Sophie is taking a much-needed nap (I think) and I thought I would check in. There has still been no improvement in her ANC, but everything else is looking good. They are working on an 8-hour dosage of the antibiotic and they have no concerns about any other as-yet-undiagnosed infections. All we're waiting for is Sophie's body to start beefing up her immune system and we'll head home. Our primary doctor (Dr. Gold) will be on rounds this weekend, and I understand that he's a bit more of a stickler when it comes to the ANC levels, waiting until they hit 0.5 or 0.6 before sending a patient home. I'm hoping that Sophie's ANC will pop up pretty quickly once it does rebound, at least that seems like what it has done in the past.

In the meantime, we're still trucking along. I'm ready to sleep in my own bed tonight, and will get to do just that. Susan will stay with Sophie in the hospital tonight and Elisabeth is spending the night with a friend. One reason that I'm glad Sophie is taking a nap is that for two nights in a row now she has peed in the bed. I imagine that between the fluids they keep administering and the fact that she is so darn tired, it's hard for her to rouse herself up and ask for help to go to the potty. We'll see if a little nap during the day will help.

Funny Sophie story--yesterday a respiratory therapist came by to administer albuterol (to help with a cough she seems to have developed). When he left, he said, "Well, I'll leave y'all alone!" to which Sophie replied, "We're not 'y'all' we're people!"