Stephi Posted November 10, 2005 Share Posted November 10, 2005 My husband (IIIB) was put in hospital yesterday with low (1.1) white blood count and dehydration. He started his 2nd round of chemo last Wed. Straight taxotere, no hydration once every 3 weeks. He was very weak, mouth sores, slight fever, chills. The bed situation is bad here (New Orleans) so they didn't put him on the cancer floor. It seems that half the wing he is on the nurses put on gowns to go in the rooms..also visitors. There is a sign on my husband's door saying no plants, do not come in if sick, etc. I have caught several nurses coming in without washing their hands and called them on it..They Drs. on rounds when asked about this said they weren't really worried about it..also when told he had mouth sores after looking at them, said that they didn't "look" too bad, so he wouldn't perscribe any mouthwash for the pain..he isn't able to eat because of these..I am very frustrated, and would almost rather have him at home..which the Dr. said was an option, even though the white count has not gone up but is stable...I am getting very uncomfortable with this..also the nurse last night was an idiot..even though he was admitted at noon, he didn't get his night meds until midnight after I asked several times for them..I understand with the hurricane they are understaffed, but every time I went to find the nurse she was standing there talking and not doing anything...any ideas???? thanks Stephi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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