Saturday, June 6, 2009

6 June 2009

Jeremy and I spent the whole of Thursday night in the emergency department because the hospital was full! After taking some blood samples, he was connected to a drip and given second line antibiotics. He had a spectacular allergic reaction to his platelet transfusion, despite having been given Hydrocortisone and Phenergan beforehand - his whole body was covered in lumpy, itchy hives!

Around 2pm on Friday, we were thankful to be moved to Camperdown Ward (the oncology ward). Jeremy continued to have a high fever, and was neither active nor hungry. The doctor told us that he has a couple of infections in his blood, which can be treated by antibiotics. He will remain in hospital for over a week, until the infections have cleared up.

Today, Jeremy had a red blood cell transfusion, but still had a very high fever. It was only this evening when his temperature went back to normal.

Jeremy asked Ken to stay with him tonight (Saturday night) - this will be Ken's first "sleepover" in hospital!

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