Friday, April 30, 2010

No chemo after all

After traveling clear to Mesa today, the doctor didn't want Frank to take a dose of chemo because of the fever two nights in a row. Instead he ordered 2 blood cultures 15 minutes apart from two separate locations and also a urine culture to see if they could find a reason for the fevers. He also wrote an rx for an antibiotic. Other than the fever he has had no other symptoms--no sore throat, cough, aches, etc., etc. Next time he runs a fever, we will definitely call first before we make the trip down.

3 comments:

Kristal said...

Wow, I saw that you updated and I about fell off my seat. I thought you were done with you blog. Glad you are going to keep doing it. Hopefully this mystery fever goes away. We are looking forward to having you come up here!

Becky and the Boys said...

What a pain to drive all the way down there! Glad he has a conscientious doctor, though.

Dawna Greer said...

According to what I've read about his chemo (Velcade), it can cause the fever! We just hope that it is as toxic to the cancer cells as it is to the rest of his body!