Sunday, February 10, 2008
My temperature this morning was 100.6, so Chris immediately had my transplant doctor paged. She advised him to take my temperature every two hours and if it went above 101.5 I was to report to the ER immediately. The idea is to get me on IV antibiotics inorder to give my immune system a little boost. She also said that I could take tylenol, which helped with my headache immensely. Since then my temperature has hovered between 99.1 and 99.6. I also have to get in to see my local oncologist tomorrow just so he can evaluate me and put a name to my illness. It feels like the worst case of the flu that I can remember. Needless to say, I am terrified of this becoming pneumonia. It seems like so many of my transplant friends have succumbed to this horrible illness. Just for my peace of mind, I'm staying super-hydrated in the hopes that I'm giving my little cells a fighting chance. I'm also doing as little as possible, which makes me a sitting target for cat drive by's. Cross your fingers and pray that this is just baby's first cold.