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Locked Down **updated**

October 28, 2010

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.

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  1. Anonymous permalink
    October 29, 2010 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the update. We were all just talking about you guys. We are all dress up here at the office – you should see Geoff – remember in A Christmas Story when Ralphie get the bunny costume for Christmas???. Wish you were able to be here with us. Miss you! Give the girls hugs for me.

    • October 29, 2010 5:04 pm

      Thanks for posting.. I don’t remember that movie. i saw it a long long time ago. BUT you must take photos and post to your blog of course!! Happy Halloween. We couldn’t leave to go trick or treating around the hospital so they brought treats to us. No candy, just little toys and stuff. BUT the hospital was filled with lots and lots of ghouls, goblins and princesses!

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