Locked Down **updated**
Sounds scarier than it is. Well, then again maybe not. Closed into a room with a very near 5 year old who has a bit of a hot head. (Pun intended)
Isa has had fevers all day long that managed to be controlled slightly with tylenol, but otherwise are still coming. According to the doctor it could be related to her ANC 4. She is confined to her room, because they’re concerned that she could be a risk of infection to other patients. She has a nasal swab that we are waiting to get results on. (Sorry Mrs. Z ending in a preposition and all.) No temp, No culture growth, Raise in ANC is our goal. One down, negative culture and now we’re waiting on the ANC which will hopefully eliminate the fevers.
Her last high temp was taken at 8:00 pm so we’re already looking at Saturday to get out of here. Today she also took three albuterol treatments which have moistened her cough somewhat. It is still there, but not as bad as they were.
Thanks for reading.
**just got a NORMAL reading for her temp. NOW we start counting. 24 hours from now.
Friday night at midnight.
We will be leaving SATURDAY at the very earliest. My positive attitude is wearing down. I am really really sick of cancer treatments. Damn, I even had trouble writing that because I then think, better than at least one alternative. We are all ready to go home and just go on with living.
** Since then had a another fever at 4, more tylenol. The resident or fellow I can’t tell them apart came in and said that Isa’s ANC is still Zero. she hasn’t had chemo for a week and a half.