The fever came back... 100.5.
It didn't really creep up as slowly as yesterday. It was faster this time. Renee made the call and Josh left for the hospital this afternoon for at least a three day stay. He called me right before he left to tell me. He was very brave on the phone.
So we are back to the hospital mode of our lifestyle. The one where we are separated as a family and all have to take on different roles for the next few days. This is how our life is now. It can change in a matter of a few hours. We are getting better at making the switch from one mode to the other. It goes smoother each time. We still don't like it.
Joshua's ANC is down to 47 and his Hemoglobin is at 7.0 which is usually transfusion time. The doctors are going to wait until tomorrow and see what his labs say.
I was at the hospital with him this evening and he was having pain in his stomach and his fever was up to 101. He got Tylenol for the fever, Zofran for the nausea, and Cefepime. Renee said he was also not eating very much so I brought him some french fries as he had requested. He managed to eat most of them.
Josh looked really tired tonight. I am sure that the fever is wearing him down and his counts are really low. When he gets low it really seems to hit him hard and pretty quickly. He is a strong fighter though. Hopefully this will not be another 8 day stay. He needs to get his counts up to 750 for chemo and 500 to get to come home.