Friday, June 4, 2010

Quarantine

Audrey had a clinic visit yesterday. We learned that she currently does not have a white blood count, which was expected. The past two hospitalized chemo treatments she spiked a fever on this day, the Thursday after. I asked the doctor in desperation if there was anything we could possibly do to keep her from getting a fever - because fever means hospitalization.

Essentially he said that if a fever is going to happen it just will. But there are neutropenic precautions (precautions for those without their own defense system) we should take. Don't go anywhere and do not allow anyone in the house. Also keep everything as sterile as possible, including Audrey. She is to take a couple of showers each day.

It is difficult to be under "quarantine" but the kids actually don't mind it. For right now, Nathan thinks staying home and not going anywhere is the best thing ever. So I will take advantage of his positive attitude and run with it. I believe that if we can stay fever free by the end of the weekend we are fairly safe. Audrey has another clinic appointment on Monday to check her blood counts.

Please keep us in your prayers.

4 comments:

Lee said...

We will keep you in our prayers--Have a fun "home" day!

Steve said...

You are always in our prayers!!! Tell the kids you are playing a fun game!!

Carrie said...

We will definitely keep you in our prayers! I missed you today but we will back. Now that school is almost out we are more free to plan road trips!

Bryan and Emily said...

You are in our prayers!