Day 2 - Delayed Intensification

Today was a difficult day for us. Bianca was quite unhappy, not in the mood for anything, wanting food, but then not interested in eating it. Then crying for seemingly nothing at all, then at one point Bianca said "I'm not talkative". Bianca complained twice of having a "sore wee" and so I phoned the ward to find out what I was supposed to do. She didn't have a high temperature, but they wanted to see her just to be on the safe side.

So then at 14:00 I had to pack bags, pillow, blanket, clothes and toiletries, just in case we needed to stay the night. Of course when we got there, Bianca perked up and did not have a "sore wee". They took blood from her port and then we had to wait, and wait and wait. Eventually at 17:40 we were told that the blood and urine test came back clear, however, her neutrophils jumped from being 1.4 to over 6 and that might indicate that her body is busy fighting something.

So tomorrow when we get there for the next injection, they will have another look. Of course sometimes it takes 2 days for something to "grow" in the blood culture and we might very well be in for another admission. Of course we are very very hopeful not, but we have to be realistic about it and we know that anything is possible.

So today just did not turn out the way I planned and ended up being quite long.

Medicines today:
  • Dexamethasone - 3.5 tablets in the morning, 4 tablets at night (steroid)
  • Co-trimoxazole - 6.25 ml in the morning and 6.25 ml at night (antibiotic)
  • Fluconozole - 10ml at night (antibiotic)

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