Sunday, April 22, 2007
Back in the hospital again
Today Angela wasn't feeling well again, but things just seemed a little worse than normal. Around 2PM we decided to take a trip back to NIH for some saline - to rehydrate her. That quick trip turned into a overnight stay (at a minimum). the NIH staff discovered that she had a fever and a temp. of 101.5....NOT GOOD! After some blood work they found that her white blood cell count was REALLY low, which means she is neutropenic. This is common after receiving chemo treatments. However, it also means that she is very vulnerable to germs, infectious diseases, and colds. Thus far we have received good care from the NIH staff and after several liters of saline and some antibiotics she is feeling better and looks forward to a good nights rest. Of course I will be by her side the entire time.