Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hospital Visit

Ok I guess it is time for an update. Two Sundays ago I was in Phoenix for the second dose of chemo for the first round. Remember each round I have three Mondays of Chemo and then two weeks off. After that it was quite for a few days then by Friday I had a fever. And then by Saturday I was in the emergency room. They run a few test and some blood work. They weren't sure what was wrong. They thought it was a virus but with the extremely low white and red blood cell counts I couldn't fight anything off. The er doc called Phoenix and asked them what they wanted to do. At this point I had no fever because I had taken Tylenol before going to the ER. So Phoenix said send her home and if her fever comes back tell her to come back to the ER and get an antibiotic. Likely I had an awesome ER doc. She said I don't feel good about letting you go home. She was sure the fever would be back. She asked if it would be ok to call Dr.Rado and see if he would admit me. Within a half hour my fever was back 104. She talked to Rado he said he would see me on Monday but he was out of town and couldn't admit me today. He said see if the Hospital Doc could. So she had the hospitalised admit me into the hospital on Sat afternoon. They gave me fluids and two antibiotics (every 6 hours for 3 days). Then on Sunday they also gave me 2 pints of blood and another nuepegeon shots along with my blood thinning shot Lovenox. Then on Monday I saw Dr Rado. He asked me if I wanted to go ahead with the third dose of chemo for round one. He said that all the numbers looked good. So I called Phoenix and they fax all the chemo info over and I was able to get chemo and stay on track with treatment. I was able to come home from the hospital on Tuesday. Dr. Rado has agreed to give me treatments here and all the shots so I don't have to travel back and forth between treatment. We still need to see how the Docs in Phoenix feel about the changes. I feel better about not traveling so much. I now have two weeks off from chemo. A break before we start another round.


Jodi said...

104 fever?! Yikes! I'm so glad the ER doctor admitted you. And how great would that be if you could do your treatments here and not travel so much. That would be awesome! I pray that you're feeling better and thanks for keeping us all posted. :)

natallie said...

i don't know how you take it all in stride. it really is remarkable. most people,(myself included)complain if we can't find a parking spot at costco or walmart doesn't have something in stock on it's shelves. perhaps your fever was just the blessing needed to alter your treatment course for the better.

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog and have a conflict of emotions. I am affected by all you are going thru, and think its not fair. I am also affected by your updates showing an amazing strength,courage and positivity. This is a bittersweet discovery, I am confident you will prevail, and will pray its sooner not later. You have been truly blessed in your life with the cutest kids, and an amazing and wonderful husband. It is nice to see your family unit is still strong. Everyone is so grown up. I am happy to have stumbled upon your site, and I wish your circumstances were different.

My prayers are with you, keep fighting!

An old (crap I'm 40) Norwegian friend.

Gillespie Family said...

Life is hard,
Life is tough,
You need to be strong,
And never give up

There may be days,
That never seem to end,
And you feel like you,
Don't have a friend,

But keep on walking
Down that road,
Your friends will follow
And bear your load,

But face each day,
And what it brings,
And you'll be ready,
To face anything.

Rochelle WE LOVE YA;) prayers are with you every second of the day! Love Always Cheryl