Sunday, August 30, 2009

30 August 2009

Today was a bit of a strange day. Jeremy was agitated and upset, often screaming, being grumpy and quite out of character.

Overnight, Jeremy did have a fever, but his body responded to the panadol, so by the time we arrived, he had reasonably normal temperatures. However, this morning's blood count results were low, and he was given a transfusion of platelets and red blood cells. I think his mood wasn't helped by an interrupted sleep last night, in conjunction with the pre-meds given before the transfusion (to reduce allergic reactions). He was also woken a few times today to have his obs done.

Later, one of the nurses suggested giving panadol despite him not having a fever. This seemed to calm him down, and we hope he manages to get a decent rest tonight, for tomorrow is another bone marrow aspirate and he will wake up with a nasogastric tube.

Please pray that he doesn't get distressed with the tube, and that his body copes well with this tube feeding. He will be required to fast for ~13hrs a day on Tue/Wed/Thu as he undergoes his radiation treatment, so the ability to feed him whilst he is asleep will be important.

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