Nicholas finished treatment on 11/18/2010. He will continue to go for blood work for the next 3 years. He is still in remission.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nick spiked a Fever

I was surprised yesterday morning when Nick woke up and was very hot. He insisted on wearing feety pj's to bed the night before, which did not help his temp. We tried to cool him down some by changing his clothes and putting him in a warm bath, which helped some. By lunchtime, I realized that we really needed to take him to clinic to find out how his counts are. His temp. was wavering around 99-100.8. Anything over 100.4 requires us to go in. Nick was great and agreed to go. (I had to bride him with a McD's meal). He did not even fight when the nurse accessed his port and we played games while waiting for his blood work to come back. The good news is that his ANC level was NOT below 500 (if it was, we were going to be admitted), so we were sent home and put on 'fever' watch. Nick woke up this morning full of energy and a smile on his face. He feels much better today and we hoping it was just 'chemo' fever. This week was his second dose of the Meth. chemo and I think his body was having a reaction to it. We are happy that we can relax (a little) and enjoy the weekend. The rest of his counts were low, but will hopefully go back up soon.
WBC: 1.5
RBC: 8.6
Plt: 102
Have a great weekend. Karen


The Wykoff Family said...

Glad to hear you are on the upswing from this round. We are soooooo excited to see you soon.
Justin, Luke and Kaitlyn

Nana and Papa Charlie said...


I had fun playing games with you on Friday morning. So glad that the fever went away.

See you soon.