So I guess it was a virus last week, masked by the steroids. Though I was able to go home for a couple of days, I spiked a fever of 103 yesterday afternoon. Long story short, I ended up in the ER at 7:45 last night, and we finally were admitted to A5S around 12:45 this morning.
We're back in the first room we had on the hem/onc floor (552), and my fever was down today. I'm on two antibiotics (Vancomycin and Zosyn) for a course of 7-14 days (in the hospital). The doctors say that I need to be fever-free for 48 hours, be eating and drinking on my own, and have counts that are going up in order to go home. This morning, my ANC was 20, so it's pretty likely that it will go up.
Please pray that I start to feel better soon, my counts continue to rise, and my fever stays away. Also, say some special prayers for my friends and neighbors (including Leah and Liz) at Children's, as well as the doctors, nurses, and other staff members who care for me so well. We are so very lucky!
I'm tired, so I'll write more later. Love to you all...