Nov. 23, 2007
Round 2 update
Here are some pictures of my new leg!
Hi Everyone, today is Friday and I have just arrived home from the hospital since arriving there on Tuesday morning. Earl has had a bit of a tough week, starting on Tuesday when we found out that his hemoglobin counts were low. They needed to give him 2 units of blood and after the first one he had a reaction. This was quite scary as his head and lips began to swell and he broke out in hives from his waste to the top of his head. The nurse acted very quickly as we watched this reaction appear before our eyes. She administered Benadryl and it wasn't too long before he started to respond. His chemo was put on hold and the next day his counts were still low, so they gave him another unit of blood...this time starting with the Benadryl first. Thankfully, no reaction thins time. The chemo resumed but Earl was very tired and needed to sleep. The other events of the day were that Earl's roommate and several others on the ward were found to have MRSA a superbug found in hospitals. They had to find a private room for Earl, which did happen by the end of the day. Problem #3 Earl's leg was swelling so they sent him for an ultral sound. They have found something but due to the metal in his leg the test was somewhat inconclusive. We are waiting to find out what is causing the swelling. Tonight when I finally left Earl was feeling much more like himself and looking forward to and evening watching hockey and sleeping.
Posted by A Journey with Cancer at 8:29 p.m.