Back Where We Began

Not too many posts lately. Here’s why . . .

Alec's Progress

Alec’s been in the hospital since Sunday.  He mostly feels fine, and his cancer is still in remission, but he’s just finished another stage of his chemotherapy, and its typically a time that his blood counts are low.

The issue is his absolute neutrophil count (ANC), which is a measure of how well he can fight off an infection has been at zero since last Friday and on Saturday he started to develop a low-grade fever.  Our guidelines say to call in with a fever above 101 or a low-grade fever that lasts longer than 12 hours.  By Saturday night, his fever did not register and Sunday morning the same thing.  About midday Sunday he started to get lethargic and his fever returned, right around 99.  I took a nap, and when I got up, Laura said I should call the doctor.  I called, and the doctor said to bring…

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