Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Chemo Round 3 Day 16

This is Kim (Dr. Fox's daughter) writing the blog tonight.

My dad is having a pretty rough day today. His fever is 103.3, which is almost the highest it's been in any of his hospital stays. His platelet count is very low, but they can't give him any more platelets because that would cause his fever to go even higher. His hemoglobin and neutrophils are also down today. His throat is still sore and he is having a hard time talking and swallowing. Most of today he was asleep, so at least he was able to rest some. He was able to eat breakfast before the fever got very high, but he wasn't up to lunch or dinner. Dr. Lanzotti decided to give him fluids tonight to help. He is also getting a lot of antibiotics. He was able to get one walk in today, but after the walk he started getting very weak and dizzy, so Mom grounded him for awhile. She is worried about him passing out again. She also had a very tough time leaving tonight knowing that Dad wasn't feeling very well, but wanting to avoid the worst weather for that long drive home. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.


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