Maryanne Posted January 1, 2007 Share Posted January 1, 2007 Hi all, It's 4:00 in the morning and I just got home from the ER. I took Joel there at 11:30 (Happy New Year) because he was sleeping most of the day from being in so much pain. He only ate a little cereal all day. The Oxycodin did nothing for his pain. He said it was the worse pain ever...bone pain around 11:00 PM he felt warm I took his temperature and it was 102. So I know that anything over 100.4 is concern for infection after chemo. So off we went to emergency. We did not go to his doctor’s hospital as that was kind of far and being New Years it was close to 12:00 so we opted to go just up the street to another hospital. When we got there for some reason his fever was normal but since he was in such pain they wanted to take care of that and give him some tests. His white count was down to 3.5 which it was 10.5 on Tuesday the day of his chemo. So we don't understand how that happened since he got his Neulasta shot the day after chemo to take care of that. They are watching some cultures for 24 hrs, but don't know what kind. His chest X-ray shows some kind of hazy shadow which they think may be the beginning of Pneumonia . I know he had a Pneumonia shot that is suppose to be good for 5 years. Can you get pneumonia when you have that shot?? He did develop a cough which sounded congested even though he did not feel congested. So anyway, they admitted him and they gave him IV pain medicine, which took away his pain and he was feeling really good when I left. They are also giving him IV with 2 antibiotics. So that is where he is now, and will be home tomorrow. I am just thrilled that they took care of his pain and if he was home he would be going through probably another painful restless night. He has had pain since Friday night, but it really hit last night and today. I know he is probably sleeping peacefully right now. So that's our New Years Eve. But at least we had a great Christmas with most of my family. The last of my Florida relatives left this morning. We had that choice, chemo on the 16th that would make him not be around for Christmas or change it to the 26 and be down for New Years. That was a no brainier. Will keep you posted on how my honey is doing. So glad 2006 is gone and 2007 is here, I wish nothing but the best of health to my family here and their love ones and also hopefully a cure for this monster of a disease. With all this going on, there was some good news today. My EAGLES took the NFC EAST, Dallas pooped out (sorry Katie) So the Eagles have home field advantage when they beat those stinkin Giants next week. E-A-G-L-E-S.... EAGLES!!!!!!!! Maryanne Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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