We will not know the nose swab test results until tomorrow, but it appears that Phoebe has a virus. She has typical cold symptoms; runny nose, a little cough, watery eyes and fever. She has been dehydrated and they have doubled her fluid intake so the last two days have been a juggling act with her Diabetes Insipidus. She is a little grouchy and sleepy, but otherwise does well when she is awake.
Tomorrow is day eleven of this chemo cycle and on day 14 her blood counts usually make a reappearance, so we are watching her closely and praying for her immune system to reboot quickly. This round of chemo included a drug called Doxorubicen which is always very hard on her immune system knocking her counts down to zero and causing mucositis, painful sores throughout the lining of her mouth and digestive tract.
Deacon goes in tomorrow to have his Mepoplex foam pad removed and check up on his healing from the burns. His face is looking really good and most of the burned skin has peeled off now. He is very itchy, otherwise it looks like we might be in the clear as far as infection goes. I will update tomorrow after our appointment.
Please pray that Phoebe’s immune system comes back good and strong and quickly so she can fight off this virus without any complications. Thank you all for your kind messages, cards and letters and prayers, we feel very blessed to be surrounded by such a host of loving people.