Well, the news this morning is good: no fever! Mollie's labs came back and her white cell count is up a little (still no ANC, but I would guess ~200 ish) and her blood and urine cultures have come back negative. It is nice to start the day on a positive note. We've only seen the resident on the floor, not the oncology team. Dr. B is on service and she is very conservative (medically)- I'm interested to see what she has to say.
The hospital is full; normally neutropenic patients would be placed in rooms "behind the glass," in a hallway that has positive pressure rooms with a separate airflow, but none of those rooms are available. The last time we were in the hospital, I think we were the only ones in that hall.
Mollie is sleeping soundly, at least until the "team" comes in to check her out.
Update from Matt : Mollie is awake and in a good mood, Ms. Kym brought a huge bag of toys and I have been defeated twice in Pretty Pretty Princess. Ate some Froot Loops for breakfast and eating lunch now. Dr. B doesnt think it is a UTI after all, at this point the cefepime seems to be addressing whatever the issue is and we will be waiting for her counts to rebound.
Tmp 37.8 C, bp 130/59.
Update from Sarah (3:30 PM): Fever is back up to 101. Lots of crafty supplies were just delivered so Mollie is keeping herself busy doing some cool artwork. We were going to make a haunted house out of a cardboard box, but I couldn't find any black paint. Have to save that project for tomorrow.
8:30 PM Update from Sarah: Mollie's fever came down with Tylenol and the course of treatment hasn't changed- watch and wait. They may give her some claritin and will consider switching antibiotics if the fever spikes again. Mollie is in great spirits- we did a lot of artwork, played some games, and she spent a while playing games online (PBS Kids and Nick Jr.). She shas a good appetite and wanted to go for a walk (but couldn't because of the low blood counts). I hope she has a good night tonight and tomorrow continues to improve.