This whole surprise thing is getting old

Today I took Boeta for his 5th and final Neupogen (GCSF) injection.  As we were getting ready to go I took his temperature.  38 C.  Hmmmm.

In hospital it measured 38.3 in one ear and 38.7 in the other.  So he was admitted.  In the last 24 hours his Hb dropped from 8.0 to 7.4 and his platelets from 80 to 50.  His white cells are increasing though and is now at 0.8 from 0.4 (only 0.26 neutrofils, though).

He also had a CRP (C reactive protein – an indication of infection) of 6.  The healthy reading is >5.  CRP can go into the 100’s, but even when he is slightly ill his is usually below 5.  So something is brewing.  We’ll see what as we go along.  Either way, we are in hospital (ward F this time) and Boeta is living on milk and Doritos (the green one – nothing else will do).


5 Responses

  1. Sorry to hear you are ‘in’ again. Praying for you

  2. I have come to realize that for you being an onco-mom is about “Expecting what you get! ” Thinking of you and yours.

  3. Jammer om te hoor julle is terug in Hospitaa.
    Sterkte en julle is elke dag in ons gebede.

  4. Praying for Boeta to be feeling better asap!
    God Bless
    Samm mom to Deqlan

  5. Best wishes ….

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