Fever up to 103 again

Beth’s fever just now (just prior to 7:00 am) was up again to 39.4 C (103 F). She seems to be resting comfortably. We had some hope of being able to have her come home today, but that seems not to be the case at the moment. The nurse said they’d probably want to watch her at least today, and maybe again tomorrow. Yes, it’s possibly a neutropenic fever, as the doctor said yesterday, but the persistence of this fever is continuing to be a worry for me.

Neutropenic fever

Beth has again been running a fever all day. The doctor came in and said this was a “neutropenic fever”, and he suggested that it is normal for this phase of the recovery. We still don’t know if she will be discharged tomorrow. I guess they’ll watch her overnight and see how she’s doing tomorrow.

Zach and Nate are coming down to the hospital for a visit tonight. It will be good to see them here.