Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Platelets!

Today we had an early morning trip to the hospital for an appointment at 8:20 a.m. They did Melanie's labs, we visited with the P.A., Ali, then we talked to Dr. Petersen. It was good news in the platelet area! They came up from 20,000 to
25,000. That's a plus! Usually they go down, but they're holding their own. Her red cells (hematocrit) went down from 31.4 to 29.2. That's not so good. Her white blood count went up from 1.3 to 2.7. That's still low but better. Her neutrophils went up from 0.8 to 2.1. Now the test will be to see what her counts and bone marrow look like on Wednesday. It will be five days at that time since she had her last nupogen shot. If things look good we will continue to wait. If things are not improving, Dr. Petersen said they would give her an infusion of half of the leftover stem cells that are frozen. NO CHEMO OR RABBIT/HORSE SERUM! Thank goodness. Melanie didn't want to go through THAT again. We count this as one ot the tender mercies of the Lord. We've been receiving a lot of those tender mercies through this experience. We've received many blessings from Heaven. How thankful and full of gratitude we are for every day out of the hospital, for all of the bad news that has been replaced with good news, for all of the downs that have been turned to ups, for a perfect donor with the same blood type as Mel. Our prayers have been and are being answered. What a loving Heavenly Father we have! Thank you for all of your prayers and your thoughtfulness in putting our family's names on the prayer rolls in the temples in our area. We are so appreciative of your love and concern. You're one blessed daughter Mel! We love you and await GOOD NEWS.

MOM (Peggy)

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