Things have been going well with radiation, and Evy continues to tolerate the anesthesia and the therapy well, with just some nausea at times. We had a touch of sickness this past Friday night, after spending the day getting radiation and then a blood transfusion. After getting home and having dinner, Evy started to have a bit of a temperature and a fast pulse. Her nose was snottier than usual as well, so we got worried. This weekend is about when her white blood counts would be low, making her susceptible to illness. We're not sure how she'll be affected this time around, since we did a modified regiment that we haven't done before. So we called the doctor, gave him the scoop, and he sent us off to the ER.
Once there, it was a lot of waiting to get seen, and then she started to feel cooler, so Brian was thinking that the trip was in vain. They took some cultures, and ordered a round of antibiotics to be safe. Her fever did go back up a little when she was there, so we were actually relieved that we made the right choice. Of course, she was tired and cranky after a long day, and our weekend was going to take a little longer to get going.
Luckily, they decided that after the antibiotics that she was stable enough to go home, and she wouldn't have to be admitted to the pediatric ward. She and Brian got home at around 1 AM, and they were both exhausted. Yesterday her condition was about the same, and she would get warm here and there, but nothing too bad. We assume she has a little virus in her that she's fighting off, hence the temperature fluctuations and the extra snot. This is probably a good sign that she actually has some white blood cells in her, as the symptoms we're seeing is her immune system fighting off the virus. And, of course, she's been a trouper through it all. Knock on wood, but looks like we'll be able to stay out of the hospital between these chemo rounds.
Everything else is good, especially now that it's no longer raining here. A bit of sun would be nice, though. Stella is doing well, and is ready for some outside play time.
We're going to try and upload a bunch of pictures tonight of our time so far in Boston.
Talk to you guys soon...