Friday, October 12, 2012
Lexe suffered a bit of a setback today. For the last couple of days Lexe felt okay but not great. This afternoon Lexe started running a fever and it spiked high enough to be told by the oncology clinic to take her to the emergency department at Primary Children's hospital. Once at the emergency room Lexe's fever spiked to 102.7 and her heart rate jumped to around 140 beats per minute. Her vital signs prompted a shock response protocol and they pumped 2 liters of fluids into her in short order. Lexe was also given an Intensive Care Unit consult to see if her condition required admission into the ICU. Blood was drawn from Lexe's central line and cultures were started to see if she has a bacterial infection in her blood. The cultures will take 24 to 48 hours to grow out. After a long stay in the ER, Lexe was admitted inpatient to the cancer unit. Hopefully tonight will be a quite night and Lexe will be able to get some rest.
Posted by Selman at 10:34 PM