Almost daily blood draws at hospital
Is this normal? Dad asked what they were testing for, and they said that it was routine for everyone on the floor to get their blood drawn. It's been nearly two weeks since they did all the imaging and mentioned cancer (still no lung biopsy yet, but there is a leg biopsy with pending results) possibly SCLC, but other than bone pain, dad is otherwise fine. They're planning to give him radiation at the end of this week only for the bone mets. His arms are all bruised up from the blood draws.
I'm worried about hospital aquired anemia. Other than prediabetes according to his last checkup, he doesn't have anything that would require a daily blood draw to monitor him for but they've been drawing his blood almost every day for two weeks now. I would think they'd hurry on the lung biopsy, but no word at all. I see from googling that overtesting is an issue, but the doctors don't visit everyday and I've haven't been able to find anyone to speak to.