Saturday, October 22, 2011

A fever and a trip to the E.R.

This has been a pretty quiet week, since it was Glenn's week off of treatment. But last night when I was giving him a foot rub he felt warm and seemed a little lethargic so I took his temperature and it was 101. We called the Dr. and he had us come into the E.R. to check his labs and see what's going on. Of course, when we were getting ready to go, Glenn said he felt better. I'm sure you all know that syndrome. But we went in anyway. Stem cell transplant and chemotherapy patients are at greater risk of rapid growing infection so I didn't want to wait and see what would happen. I've heard stories and you just don't wait to see. It can get serious quickly. He was checked out and his temp went from 101 at home to 100.6 on admission and 99. something by the time all the testing was done. So he was discharged. Thank you God! Needless to say it was a long night: left home at 10 PM and got back home at 4:30 AM., you know, the usual E.R. schedule. Rarely does a need for a trip to the E.R. happen during the week days, for some mysterious reason.
Glenn starts his usual chemo treatment again Monday. So I'll be back here after that for a new update.
We continually thank God for all of you and your love and faithfulness in prayer.

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