Kate was admitted to the hospital today. She has been fighting something for the last 3 days but today brought a temperature of 101 and instead of celebrating Jason's birthday we went to the ER. I was sure that all we'd need was some antibiotics, some blood cultures and a follow-up on Monday but was surprised to see that all of her counts were low. Her ANC, the count that indicates the bodies ability to fight infection) was 230 (anything below 500 with fever is an automatic admission).
What is concerning me more right now is that her hemoglobin dropped from the high 10's 2 weeks ago to 7.6. She isn't bleeding and there hasn't been a change in her therapy so I don't know why that would be the case. I am anxious to talk to the heme/onc doctor in the morning and find out more. I am hoping that he'll tell me it happens all of the time and not to worry.
For now, Kate and I are kickin' it in the AFLAC cancer center and trying to make a "party" out of our stay. I'll keep you posted.