It was quite surreal to be leaving Dayton as a family on Friday night and also getting to do something fun. We figured that Ally had not spent the night outside her own bed (or the hospital bed) since September. We weren't sure how long it would all last. She ended up coming down with a pretty nasty cough...and most of Friday night was spent awake (for all of us!). She started getting a fever and at 4:30am it actually reached 100.5. At 101 we have to take her to the ER. We were seriously getting ready to pack up and head home in the middle of the night, but then it started going back down. Needless to say, we ended up staying at the lake. She felt a little yucky on Saturday, but then Sunday and Monday did great. We are thankful that she fought this fever off on her own. She is not allowed to immerse her head in lake water, per instructions from our nurse, so that is a little bit of a bummer. She waded a bit and also went for several jet ski rides/boat rides/paddle boat rides. The weather was about the nicest it has ever been and some of her friends came up on Saturday and made it even more fun.
Oh yea, she finally lost all her hair again too. RATS. I thought she was actually going to sneak by without losing it the last time, even though her doctor kept telling me it would come out. He was right (as always). It started coming out in huge clumps and we had to take the razor to it again. Hopefully this is the last time EVER that anyone in this family has to do it.