Thank you all so much for the good thoughts and best wishes. There is no worse nightmare than to sit in your child’s hospital room, wondering what will happen next. My husband and I are both physicians, so we know how quickly things can go wrong, no matter how excellent the medical care. We know how quickly patients can crash and burn. When it’s your own son in danger, you feel helpless and terrified, and you know that you’d give up anything, anything, just to keep your child safe.
We’re relieved that he’s now out of the woods.
My son’s a strong young man, and he’ll be fine. He’s a private person, so I’ll just say this: we adore him, and he knows it. And the next time he thinks about traveling to an exotic place with mosquitoes that carry exotic and potentially fatal diseases, we’ll urge him to visit Pennsylvania instead.