Consolidation Day 2:
This is going to be short because I’m going on just a few hours sleep. Early this morning (about 3 am) Scarlett developed a fever. Even a slight fever in oncology patients is an emergency. So her provider was contacted right away. They started her on antibiotics, did blood cultures, a chest X-ray, and monitored her vitals every 10 minutes for the rest of the night (which is why I got no sleep). By this morning, she was tired but seemed to be doing just fine. The providers discussed keeping her in the hospital one more day. She was doing so well by the lunch hour that they attributed the fever to 1. a long lasting effect of her sedation yesterday 2. a known side effect of one of her chemo agents 3. the cold symptoms that she developed last night or 4. the fact that she just naturally gets warmer at night. Luckily, none of these are too serious. She continued with a really bad “barky” cough all day but Tate and Evie have had this for a couple days. We will continue as planned this week.