We are still here. Mollie has been spiking fevers on and off since yesterday and has developed a rash over her face and trunk. The oncologist (Dr. M) thinks it is viral, but Mollie is getting broad spectrum antibiotic coverage just in case. There isn't much else to report; her ANC is still very, very low and she's feeling pretty lousy overall. She is tired and bored; they are testing her for a virus so she has to be in 'isolation' until the tests come back. We completely understand (they don't want to expose all the other immune compromised patients on the floor to what she has), but the contact precautions are annoying. No playroom. Gowns and masks for staff coming into the room.
The hospital here is similar to MCG. The staff are friendly and responsive. The hem/onc unit has been recently renovated so they have some cool state of the art equipment in the patient rooms, like flat screen TVs and barcode readers for the hospital bracelets. Funny how the little annoying things, like the IV beeping incessantly and the slow pharmacy, are the same.
I'm off to get a little sleep, hoping that Mollie's bone marrow cranks out a bunch of baby neutrophils tonight.