Jackson’s numbers are at rock bottom today as it’s about a week after his first round of chemo. At this time, he’s very prone to infection due to the very low level of white blood cells. If his fever exceeds 100.5 degrees, the doctors have told us to bring him back to the hospital so they can keep an eye on him and administer antibiotics to get rid of any possible infections.
Well…throughout the day Jackson was running a low grade fever, so we figured we might be making a trip to Yale that evening. Sure enough around 11:30pm, his fever started to spike and we headed to the hospital. After getting several tests done in the ER, we headed up to the pediatrics floor and got settled in our room around 4am. They are telling us we will be here until his fever is gone and his counts recover.