John was up all night feverish, and I was up a lot off and on, making sure he didn't need to go to the hospital. Finally he hit almost 102 degrees. I was about to take him in when his fever dropped some again. So we stayed home.
Right now he is about at 99.5 degrees F. I am excited that his fever is down. But he is in just as much pain now than he ever was, and looks miserable. I didn't know shingles was that painful. I guess I must have been with him through shingles at least two times earlier, come to think of it. Both after chemo treatments when he had low immunities. But I don't remember him being in this shape. You know, he was in the hospital then, so, it must have been the nurses, not me, who saw him suffering so.
So I just got home from the pharmacy about half an hour ago. Yay, he finally has the proper medications now. :)
I see some of you worried about the substitute med I gave him last night and today. I guess I should have explained it to you. It was fine for John to take it. It was something that was originally given him at the hospital, and the doctor had told me it would be okay for him to take. I knew this at the time I gave it to him last night -- that it would be fine for him to take. I guess I should have made that more clear. I wanted the more effective medication that I had filled for him today, but that other med that was put in the bag was okay for a temporary fill in. Sorry if I scared anybody.
Okay, so I need to run. I have to go get some food into John. Even though he will probably refuse it. And I guess my cat Michael is hungry too! And uhm, yah, me too.
So anyway, if you don't hear anything from me about John for a few days, that's a good thing. If he has to be hospitalized, I'll let you all know.
Thanks for caring, Krissy :)