We arrived in emergency at RCH last night, already tired from spending a good portion of the day here in day oncology. Dylan had to come in for blood tests and had his first transfusion of platelets. He is what they call neutropenic, has very low white blood cells, so can’t fight infection, has no immunity. We were told that if his temperature goes above 38deg C that he’d need to come in to emergency and get IV antibiotics.
We arrived in emergency just after 9pm, shortly after that the antibiotics began to trickle through, he was put in a little room in emergency, then thankfully at about 2am a room became available on one of the wards and we were moved.
So here we are, in a very comfortable room, with a beautiful view, getting well cared for.