Lucas had a fever last night of 39.2 C. After trying to bring his temperature down ourselves we thought it best to take him to the emergency room of Jen-Ai hospital, which is just down the road. He had some overnight tests and was found to have UTI, urinary tract infection.
He'll have to stay in for a week, possibly two, depending on how bad it is. They want to do a further test to see if the cause of the infection is an abnormality of the urinary tract. I hope that is not the case because it would involve long-term complications and possibly an operation.
Poor Kelly was very distraught last night, and it was pretty upsetting for Jason as well. It feels so strange not to have him in the house with us. Visitors are only allowed in to the baby ward for half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening. Going to take a nap now - we didn't sleep well last night so we're exhausted.
The Problem with Poetry Students, and Other Lessons from Derek Walcott - One night in the fall of 2002, I was out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant with the poet Derek Walcott, who had been my professor in the graduate poetry ...
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