Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Serious Setback

We just got home from the cancer doctor. Sandi has had a serious setback so the IVIG planned for today was shelved. She had a zero white blood cell count today, a fever of about three degrees, and some other serious blood work issues. An infection of some type is actively causing multiple issues so they took lots of blood and urine to culture to try and figure out what is happening this time.

Over a couple of hours they pumped a serious IV antibiotic into her along with plenty of saline.

We go back tomorrow and Friday for more of the same plus lab work and doctor stuff as needed.

What the treatment plan for the chemo and IVIG going forward will be determined Friday or later once they get this situation under control.

The picture is from today after we had been there about two hours and the determination had been made they would not be admitting her to the hospital and instead would treat in infusion. 

4 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Sorry to hear that. I hope the antibiotics knock out the infection quickly.

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

very sorry to hear this, Kevin.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

I hope that they discover the cause of the infections, in addition to the white blood cell issue, and are able to treat it in short order. Prayers continue.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you all. This afternoon was rough as she was way sicker than before they started throwing stuff into her. I guess things are at war with her body.

She was able to eat part of her dinner so that was a good sign. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better.

Thanks again.