It seems that last week I caught something that was going around. I was really sleepy Wednesday and Friday, and on Friday I got chills so I call my doctor. She had me come in just to check my vitals and run blood work. I did have a fever by the time I got there, but my white blood cell count was fine and I was not anemic. Having both a fever and low white blood cell count can be very dangerous; it means a neutropenic fever where your body can’t fight the infection on its own and requires hospitalization and IV antibiotics, so I was happy to hear that I didn’t have that problem. She also ran a metabolic panel including liver and kidney function tests and did some blood cultures to check for infection. This was late Friday afternoon, so I haven’t got the results of those yet. I brought my hospital bag just in case, but I was able to go home Friday with antibiotics and instructions to get lots of rest and have some soup. By Saturday night I felt quite a bit better and today I just have a lingering cough.
Caught a bug April 8, 2014