Soooooo…. I’m still in the hospital (day 9). The fevers are reduced but still happening. My red blood cell count is normal, my platelets are still low, and my white blood cell count is pathetic but rising.
The nursing staff at Kaiser continues to be amazing and that’s pretty much one of the only things keeping me sane (the other being the ice cream I have stored in my fridge since I’m neutropenic [Google it]).
Clarity: I have a fridge for bottled water, since I can’t have tap. We’re taking full advantage of having said fridge.
Mostly though, I’m well enough to give a quick update.
I’m on my 4th IV. At one point I had two going at once. One for transfusions; the other for antibiotics.
The one on my right hand got angry, so IV #4 was on the docket. But not before I had a proper shower. My nether region was most pleased. Three days without a shower will do that to you… Just FYI.
Overall, I’m doing okay. I’m sick of being here. I’ve only had one complete meltdown, which I consider a win when you’re relegated to your room. Hoping for better WBC counts tomorrow. Send me white blood cell vibes.