Loretta had to be admitted into the UW hospital late Monday (25 March) due to a lack of white blood cells. She had a fever Monday afternoon that was above the threshold for calling the Oncologist. They wanted her to go to the clinic and have her white cells counted. They found both of them and they were sick. To prevent her from getting something really bad while she had no defenses, they wanted her to go to the hospital immediately to have IV delivered antibiotics and to be monitored.
That is where she is now. David and I took her (David was going to take her in an ambulance, we took the 4Runner) and she sent us home. She has her own room and says that the docs that she has seen and the nurses are all great. We had to leave prior to the docs showing up.
She has had a couple of chest X-rays today (I guess it is still there) and they are actually using the port that is still surrounded by technicolor bruising. When we left she didn’t have a fever so maybe we’ll be able to take her home tomorrow. I will go back in the morning to sit with her and bug the nurses. I’m sure she will write something up tomorrow when I give her her Chromebook back.
Once again, several wonderful people stepped up to make sure that Loretta was properly taken care of. I can’t thank you all enough!