Saturday, December 15, 2007

Another "Last"... Hopefully...

It's 9:00pm. Just got back from what will hopefully be our last trip to the ER. For those of you not in the St. Louis area, it's snowing. Bad. The drive home was horrible. I can't imagine what it would have been like if I didn't live just a few miles from the hospital.

For those of you assholes with 4WD who say, "You shouldn't be on the road if you don't have 4WD" and get all over my tail.... Get used to it. Sometimes we need to be on the road. For God's sake, my son has cancer and had a fever. I had no choice but to be on the road. You're a bunch of @#$*()@#s who think you're the only person in the world. Piss off!

So we noticed Andy felt warm. But he was acting just fine. Took his temp it was 101.6. Took it again 30 mins later and it was 103. By the time we got to the ER it was 101.4.

His white blood cell counts are down to 1.8. That's low. That's very very low. The results of his differential were such that he was allowed to go home tonight with the understanding that if he has a fever tomorrow, he's getting admitted.

As per usual, they loaded him up with some intravenous antibiotics that should take care of anything. Blood cultures, etc. etc. etc.

Hopefully this will be our last ER visit. Next time I take a kid to the ER they better have a broken bone!

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