Spent about 8 hours at the hospital today getting transfusions. Bob did great. Got home about 6:30 pm, and about 9 pm he complained of being cold. Took his temp- 99.5
We have to call the on-call doc for a temp of 100.5 or greater. Because Bob has no white blood cells….he’s not so good at fighting infections. A fever could mean trouble.
By 10 pm Bob’s temp was 100.9; we called and the doctor sent home health agency out. The nurse drew Blood cultures and then started IV antibiotics. I will be giving these IV drugs at home, every 8 hours. Bob doesn’t feel bad….but does look flushed and feels warm. I’m not scared, just feel a little lonely. I wish my mom was here.
Aimie, Katie, Stan and Chuck are all praying. (Chuck is Aimie’s swim coach from years ago. He’s a good man. Stays in contact with us, prays for us….great guy.)
Going to bed now, praying that we have a peaceful night with no more fevers. Will see doctor in the morning. This will not be like last time. Bob will be fine. Did I say I wasn’t scared? OK, maybe a tiny bit scared. God help me to have bigger faith….faith that chases away all fear.