The past few days have been eventful. Amy's fevers continue to cycle - chills, shaking, fever rises, fever breaks, good for awhile, chills, shaking..etc.. The Demerol helps the shaking and Tylenol helps the fevers some. Yesterday Amy had 2 doctors from Infectious Control stop by to look at her bumps/rash. They took a biopsy of one bump and feel it may be Chicken Pox or an extension of the Shingles virus (they should have results of biopsy back in the next few days to be sure). They have changed some of Amy's medications and have her on some very powerful antibiotics, anti-viral and anti-fungal medicines. Also yesterday, they did a CT Scan of Amy's lungs and found a few "nodules" at the top - which may be related to shingles/chicken pox virus. Amy was able to receive her last chemo treatment yesterday and still has no nausea. We have no idea at this time when Amy may be released.
Today, when the doctors made rounds, they decided to move Amy to a new room. We are now in 9201- which is the "isolation room". This basically means Amy cannot leave the room and we have to dress in yellow gowns, gloves, and masks and go through two doors to get into the room. Not being able to leave the room makes it difficult for Amy to get her walking in, but we understand they do not want her virus to spread to others on the hall. Actually, I am very happy with the move. The room is larger, it has a couch (so sleeping will be much more comfortable), and its at the end of the hall where it is very quiet.
Thank you to all who have sent emails and cards. We continue to be amazed with the support and love shown to us. Love to all.
Happy Holidays.. Kathy