Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Case of the Curious Fever

So Isabella spiked a fever on Sunday afternoon, which required her to be treated with antibiotics. We still aren't quite sure what caused her fever on Sunday, but since she didn't show any other symptoms, the doctors suspected that it may have something to do with the port in her chest - which was infected a couple weeks ago. But, the bloodwork did not show the same bacteria as the previous infection, so for now, they have ruled out the port. If the bloodwork had shown the same bacteria, they would have had to replace the port in her chest, which would have meant another operation. But for now, we are just going to watch her closely.

Her temperature has been normal since yesterday, so they are looking to finally discharge her back to Rusk rehab on Wednesday. Isabella is still feeling nauseous from the chemo, but she has been doing better with the pill swallowing. Wednesday will be fifth and final day of temodar pills. She has started to eat stuff again, and finally tonight, she has been able to keep her food down.

We're hoping that the worst is behind us for this cycle.


  1. I'm so glad and relieved for all of you that the pill swallowing has been better. I hope that you start to feel better soon, dear Isabella.

  2. I am so glad the swallowing technique taught was successful. I can't wait for the MRI result. I will continue to pray. I strongly believe prayers are stronger than anything else......

  3. Thinking of you all - glad this cycle is almost done, and yay for swallowing pills!

  4. Good Girl Isabella I was fourteen years old when I was finally able to swallow a pill and I still have trouble today. You are a champ sweetheart!!!! Yea for Isabella Yea!!!

  5. Hi Isabella My name is Josephine and I am a friend of you Lola Fe. I worked with her at GE. I am praying for you and your family but I can already see God working on you now. Take care sweetheart, I am also the one who wrote the comment about not being able to swallow a pill until I was fourteen. You are truely a champ.


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