I just wanted to say sorry for not being around for the past week and a bit, but last Thursday we had a 7pm dash to the ER, when my temped spiked to 38.9C, by the time we got to the ER (about 5 min's down the road) it was 39.9, and by the time the checked my temp, gave me a mask and walked me to the isolations room, it was 40.6C <eek>, so in about 30 mins it jumped to 40.6C.
I was admitted to the hospital with neutropenic septicarmia otherwise known as febrile neutropenia. My neutrophil count was 0.00, all my other white cells were low and my red cells and hemoglobin were also low. I was put straight into isolation and anyone entering my room had to wear a gown, gloves and a mask. I was put on IV antibiotic and had daily blood tests. I was finally allowed homeon Wednesday afternoon after my neutrophil count got up to 1.3. I am on oral antibiotics, and have to stay away from sick people, crowded places etc.
I saw my oncologist yesterday and he is happy with my recovery and my counts have raised enough that I can have my chemo as planned on Monday, but I am now to have a neulasta injection the day after my chemo, to help prevent this heappening again.
There is NO internet access in my hospital, so I was unable to get online and keep in touch.
I have 80 messages to get through as well as heaps of new posts and will slowly get through them, and catch up.
So that has been my fun ☻ week.