Pat had his first chemo treatment Tuesday and everything was going so well. No nausea or loss of appetite, no hair loss, in general no side effects.
Today was a different story. Today, he woke up in pain and nauseous and worse of all a fever. Yep, fever. His temperature was 100.8°F. For most people no worries, for a patient on chemo it is a worry. We are to call office if it goes to 100.5°F. Within an hour his temperature was up to 102.4°F. The office called back and we headed in to the oncologist. They took blood and are doing cultures and urine tests. His temp had dropped to 99.8°F. The doctor called in a script that was $80 for 7 pills! OMG! VA was already closed so I had to pay. No way was I going to wait until Monday to get it filled!
Time will tell if chemo will be continued on Tuesday or not.
Normally I don't panic. I have got to get a grip on myself.
Thanks to the donors on GoFundMe I was able to pay for the prescriptions with no problems.