It is finally my turn (Grandma Kathi) to spend the night with our little guy. It has been a great afternoon and evening. Charlie has been asleep for most of it. He has had visits from two of Angel and Rob's school friends, Becky and Darin. And then of course the big visit from the UTAH Football players. Charlie was sooo... impressed. He loved the jersey and demanded to put it on right away. If anyone wants to view it, you will find it framed and hanging in Charlies bedroom.
About 8:30 I got to hold him for over an hour and we both loved it. Actually Charlie slept through it and I loved it. But 10 minutes ago the nurse came in to let us know that the test that was done on March 8th (when Charlie had the fever) and originally came back negative, was cultured longer and is in fact positive for the flu virus. So that is the reason that he had the fever last week and still has mucus junk going on in his throat and nose. Also, that is the reason that he is needing oxygen from time to time. Those coming to the hospital may need to put on a mask or gown before coming into the room just as a precaution. This is mainly to prevent the virus from spreading to anyone else. The nurse said that they may wait a few days to take another culture from his sputum to see what is happening. However, Charlie is resting well and does not have any sign of a fever. Hopefully this is the way the whole night will be.