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12/12/05 PM

10:00 PM: After sleeping for 6 hours today, Sophie finally woke up around 4:00. I called the doctor at 3:00 or so, because I was worried about her sleeping so much and I wanted to make sure the timing of the antibiotics would be right. The doctor said we could wait to start the antibiotics until tomorrow because she got a good dose of a different antibiotic in her IV today. She said if Sophie was still asleep or sleepy by dinnertime to call back. Sophie was quite alert when she woke up. She hasn't eaten as much as I thought she would, but she seems to be feeling okay. She's coughing a fair amount still, but the fever hasn't returned.

We had a Christmas party at church tonight. We have a caterer in the congregation, and we paid her to do it. It was wonderful, and the kids were able to play and have fun. Because we were out a little later than normal, the girls got to bed late (in fact, I'm pretty sure Sophie is still awake). Sophie was pretty upset about her dressing change tonight. I don't know why she was upset about it all of sudden--she had been doing pretty well.

Tomorrow after I get the girls off to school (and Randall off to Fayetteville for his yearly review with the district), I'll take our kitty Hannah in for a biopsy. We hope that will tell us everything we need to know to make the right decision.