My little 6 year old niece(my little avatar girl) is very sick in the hospital. She was admitted today. She went to the Dr. yesterday with a white blood cell count of 20000, normal is supposed to be between 8000-10000 from what I can gather. She had a shot yesterday that was supposed to drop that number fast, and today it was still 18000 so they admitted her. I just have so many questions! When I left she had a temp of 103.1, she won't eat and claims food makes her tummy hurt. She barely drinks, they have her on IV fluids. They think maybe it is something viral. I spent 4 hours at the hospital with her this afternoon. I wanted to stay the night but circumstances beyond my control yadda yadda...had to be home. For those who are medically inclined or nurses...could you help me understand what is going on with my girl?! How serious could this be? You have to understand our relationship, her mother is nowhere around, and for all intents and purposes she is MY baby, always has been, and she will tell ya that Anyway, we are very close...and I just cannot fathom how in the world she went from fine one day to looking like a little shadow of her former self so quickly. I took her some dried bananas which is her favorite snack that ONLY Aunt Cindi makes for her, and she ate maybe 5 slices She sually can put down 4 banans worth without blinking. I am so worried about her!!!! I HATE not being able to "fix it" Please for those of you who do, pray for her. I have called everyone I know to have them praying for my baby girl. Never hurts to have a few thousand more Out of her school....70 kids were out today, very small school, usually peak of flu season they have maybe 30 out....this is a devastating virus IF that is what it is. Will update whenever I know anything..meanwhile, please remember my Hannah girl.