OK…because Nicholas has a fever, he is on droplet and contact precautions. This means of course that you have to wear a gown and gloves and a mask when you come to visit. Well, because of that, he cannot do the lung function test. If there is ANY chance that he has the flu or any other bacterial infection, he could blow the germs into the machine and the technician can’t clean every surface of it. So we can’t do the test…so he can’t go home. Not to mention that the doctor is not comfortable with his being out of breath.
If Nicholas were to get the flu, it could be very bad for him…She says she feels much more comfortable having him here so they can watch him.
SO…he will be here at least until Monday. I guess we will do it all over again on Monday. If he is off droplet precautions, he can do the lung function test. It will ultimately determine when nick can go home.