Well, I don't know what happened, but I can suddenly get to my blog from work again. Who knows?
so a quickie update-
His WBC count was 13k. they said that's normal. Our Pedi said it's "high normal." When I pressed for what that means, she said that HER threshhold for normal is 13K, though a lot of people think it's more like 15k. or at least, I think that's what she said. Either way, it was just enough to keep me nervous.
At that point, the differential wasn't in yet. (the detailed analysis)
As of this afternoon, they said he had some eosinophils present. that's a type of WBC that can indicate infection or allergy. The doctor thinks it's a response to an imbalance of bacteria in his gut. He wants to feed him plain fresh breastmilk and see if that helps. The bacteria in fresh breastmilk should help rebalance things. If there weren't a supply of fresh BM, he'd get pedialyte again. Fortunately I'm able to keep up with his demand these days.
I took a few hours of appointment time from work and am headed to the hospital now. i'm officially 100% out of time off from work. This is unpaid time, which is fine. I have to get through 8 hours of work tomorrow, then I'm on leave. I've cursed myself about 32 times this week for not making last Friday my last day. Live and learn.
Keep praying. I'm scared to death, but they don't seem terribly upset, so I'm hoping I'm just being emotional and super-protective.