The doctors came by this morning and said I'll be here for a few days because I'm officially neutropenic. The positive side is that I'm not running a high fever like last time I was here. I'm glad I'm here so they can keep an eye on me, but I could seriously use a break from running to the bathroom every hour - thanks to my IV. This goes on all night long. I think I managed two hours without a trip last night. It exhausts me so much that I took several naps today.
I requested my favorite nurses - Amy C. and Lori and got both them. Lori happened to be my nurse last night and I asked her to talk to the charge nurse about getting her tonight too. Lori is young and cute and Mike likes to embarrass her. She's also the nurse who managed to get my IV in the other night. Amy C. used to work with my mom so she always takes a little extra care of me, instead of leaving me in my room for hours. She also comes in my room singing songs by the Beatles. She sets my mind at ease.
I've been feel nauseous off and on since I arrived and unfortunately lost my lunch today. I'm staring at dinner and hoping I can keep it down. The hospital food is not that good to begin with, so it's worse when I don't feel well. Amy talked the doctors into giving me a different anti-anxiety medication, and I hope it works. They're also closely monitoring my calorie intake because I'm not down a total of 25 pounds. I get so angry every time I weigh myself, and it's so hard to keep the weight on or gain. I've been given lost of Boost shakes and other shakes by the nutritionist here. Let's hope it works.