Hunters fevers dropped to around 102-103 degrees. He didn't have a fever all night until 8 am - so that is definitely an improvement.
Just to be safe the docs started an anti fungal. It usually takes 2-3 days of anti-fungal treatment to see a difference. A CAT scan was done and thankfully no fungus was found.
My thoughts are that he doesn't have an infection and it's just the Leukemia that is causing the fevers, but then again I'm a photographer not a doctor. The doctors do seem to think we should have seen more reduction in the fevers so they are still a little nervous. They mentioned that the main reason for fatality during AML chemo is infection and not the chemo.
He is officially neutropenic - meaning he has almost zero white blood cells and is completely vulnerable to any infection. We need to be very careful not to bring anything back. I've never washed my hands so much. Lenore and I entered this process as well adjusted individuals and we will leave - obsessive compulsive germaphobes!
Death of a Superhero
A Family's Story about Courage, Bravery and the Defining Moments of LOVE
Our sweet, lil' baby love lost his battle to AML Leukemia on March 8, 2010. We fought long, hard and very aggressively for 2.5 years, only to have his cancer come back for the fourth time to finally take his life. He was only 3 years old.
This entire blog is about Hunter's amazing journey. It's about his life and his love......his determination and his courage.......his absolutely, brilliant personality, and the affect he's had on people all over the world.
He's left an unimaginable footprint on this earth and has changed the lives of thousands of individuals. People who didn't realize how precious life was, now live it with extreme gratefulness. People who took every minute they get to spend with their children for granted, now savor every last second. And people who weren't quite sure what love is all about, now love deeper, love stronger and love with every ounce of their soul.
People all around the world have shared their love, their well wishes, their prayers and their inspiration, and we could have NEVER achieved as much as we did without them. We are humbled by their generosity & their true friendships & are forever grateful for every last person that has come into our lives through our experience with Hunter. He was our precious baby love who we loved and cherished with all our hearts and we are forever crushed and terribly, broken-hearted.
Dance in the clouds baby cakes. Mom & dad are watching proudly & you will remain so very close to our hearts for all of eternity.