Good morning. Just a quick entry before I am off to the hospital. Today is actually discharge day! They are releasing John because his fever is gone. He can't walk much yet. But yesterday he walked a little bit down the hall, actually one lap around the little circle.
I'm so glad his fever is gone and he is able to come home, but I'm a little nervous. Just yesterday I wanted him recultured, because the night before he couldn't walk even one step in the hall, and I was wondering why he was so ill. But it does look like he is improving now.
I am, however, really scared that his hemoglobin is so low, and his numbers are steadily falling. When I pointed out to his doctor/ oncologist the low number in his labs, he ordered blood for John. That was at my urging though. It really scares me that the doctor didn't notice on his own. Actually, the first time I pointed it out to him (day before last), he said he would order blood and he never did. Yesterday I called Dr. Claxton's nurse, Mitzi, in Hershey. I told her the situation. She said that instead of John coming to Hershey Medical Center, that the local oncologist should order the blood for John right away. I had to argue with the local nurse a little bit, but she finally took care of having the doctor order the blood. Such nonsense. She knows it takes three days for the blood to get to the hospital because John's type is so rare. She kept saying, but what if it so happens that he just DOESN'T need it? I said, but what if he DOES?
The blood will take three days to come in. John will get it here at the local hospital he has been in. They will readmit him to the hospital for one day to give him the blood.
Seems kind of strange to me that they are not keeping him since his count is so low, but whatever. I will keep him on my couch in the living room, LOL. Sounds good to me. I can keep a good eye on him. I will make him homemade soup. When he feels stronger (and that may not happen before he gets blood) he can practice little walks around the apartment.
I am so excited! To have him back. Praise God he is with me this year, in time for Christmas. It will be a good one! I am thinking of putting up a tree now! And I will get my kitty back even!
Hope your week is going as well. Now off to the hospital to get John!