Kristin insisted I post something about today so here it goes:
After about 7PM last night, Kristin called the Doctor's office with symptoms ranging from chills to a fever. I was able to grab a new antibiotic for her around 10PM and things seemed to be going okay. In the early morning hours, Bear and Bella started barking like mad. I assumed it was one of the neighbor's cats but got out of bed to take a look anyway. Just then, I heard a faint voice from the bathroom. Kristin had passed out...fainted. I rushed over and saw she had totally fallen on the stone floor, smashed the side of her cheek and was bleeding. Once we got her back to bed we kept a close eye on her fever....per doctor's rec. At dawn, Dianne came over and Kristin and I went to St. Joe's emergency for testing. Her white blood count was 0.3 ?!?!? Last Monday, it was at 25,000. She was instantly classified as neutropenic and everyone was wearing masks around us...pretty spooky and scary. However, I knew we were in the right place and in good hands. Dr. Wendt feels it might be a reaction to an early antibiotic she has been taking for last week's skin rash infection. It could also be due to the reconstruction— we'll see with the additional testing. Essentially, she will be staying in the hospital until Thursday receiving heavy intervenous antibiotic doses to knock out the infection and bring back the white blood cell count. I just left the hospital and am heading back first thing in the morning. When I left, she said this wasn't her idea of celebrating my 40th birthday...don't sweat it sweetie, they'll be plenty of time for that... let's call it a rain check!