Thursday, October 4, 2012
Leukemia - How is Jemma? - Day 109
Since her blood is regenerating she was able to begin Phase M of her treatment. If all goes well it will last eight weeks. After six days at home we don't have to be back to the hospital until Wednesday. On Wednesday when she goes back we will stay until Sunday so she can receive continuous iv treatment.
24 hours after the vaccination, my son came down with a fever. Although we suspected it was from the shot we had no way of knowing for sure. Unfortunately he had to stay alone in his room for the afternoon and evening. Luckily he was feeling much better in the morning.
The doctor in the photo is the first one who saw Jemma when she got sick. He tested her blood and quickly realized something was very wrong. He called me twice at home during off hours to discuss Jemma's condition before she was diagnosed. He was very concerned. I am grateful for his persistence and guidance during that first terrible week.