Monday, February 11, 2008

High fevers

Cohen's fever hasn't really gone down since he was admitted. It usually is above 102.3. Tylenol isn't seem to helping. On Saturday night it went to 104.something. We've been putting cold rags and ice bags on him but that doesn't really help either. The doctors aren't concerned that anything more is wrong. His heart rate, blood pressure, lungs, etc look good. They also said that they don't think his fever is due to the RSV because usually fevers spike in the beginning not the end. They take a blood culture everyday and they have all come back negative. They only thing they can pin it on is that his counts are low and sometimes cancer patients get fevers with low counts.
I love that he is so cuddly right now and am enjoying snuggling with him all day long but it's just not Cohen. He tried to eat a little today but threw it up and he wont drink at all. They've started him on a medicine that may increase his appetite. If he doesn't start eating soon they will place the tube in his nose.
Please say an extra special prayer for Cohen tonight. I hope he gets better soon.

PS. I asked his oncologist if she thinks the tumor will start to grow again since surgery will be delayed and she said no. :o)

2 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

We'll definitely be praying those fevers go away and he feels better soon!

Lizzybo said...

You're always in my thoughts and prayers.

 
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