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Continuing the vacation

Apparently when Peyton says she doesn’t want to go home, she MEANS she doesn’t want to go home. A nice 5 hours at home was all she could handle and was all she was willing to give me.

All week at Give Kids The World she yo-yo'd with a low grade fever, nothing to get in an uproar about because she had absolutely no other symptoms. So, on day 3 I told her “Peyton, if you need to get sick, do it today…if you can’t do it by today, then you have to wait until we leave to get a real fever, got it?” It would appear that she got it! She did great the whole time we were there, but this afternoon she started to bounce up to the borderline range and tonight as I was skipping (not really, I try not to skip whenever possible) off to my very own bed, I went to check her one last time and her temp had gone to 101.8….which in cancer kid terms means "minimum 3 day inpatient stay at the hospital."

So, here we are. I have tons of stuff to do and catch up on, and we are stuck at the hospital. Stinky, but hey, I didn’t want to sleep in that comfy old bed of mine anyway! Keep fever-girl in prayers, hopefully it’ll just be a quick virus and we’ll go home after nothing grows from her blood culture.

I’m still in the middle of putting together a GKTW post and figuring out how best to deal with the pictures….I guess I’ll have plenty of time to do that now as Peyton plays with the controls on her bed for 3 days.

f.r.o.G…fully relying on God

3 Comments on “Continuing the vacation”

  1. #1 Karalyn
    on Aug 2nd, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Oh Peyton I'm sorry to hear you're in the hospital. I hope your fever goes away real quick and you get to go home soon. Love, Karalyn

  2. #2 Ami Czorapinski
    on Aug 2nd, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Are you guys trying to copy us? Joshua spent the weekend in the hospital due to a fever too. Hopefully it's just a little virus and you'll be home before you know it. I guess Peyton just wanted to extend that vaction and special treatment just a little longer. We'll be praying for you!

  3. #3 Julie V.
    on Aug 2nd, 2007 at 6:02 pm


    Dear Anissa,

    I'm so sorry to hear that Peyton is in the hospital. That was very nice of her to wait until all your fun was through at GKTW. Wow- GKTW seems too good to be true. We can't wait to go there. I guess we will be one of those families trying to cram in all the parks while having fun at GKTW (not sure how we will do that).

    Anyway, I'll be praying for Peyton. I pray that her fever goes down and that it turns out to be nothing of great concern.