Monday, March 15, 2010

Gotta love clinic days

Well, we spent about 3 1/2 hours in the clinic today. I guess that sure beats being IN the hospital though. :) Just a lot of waiting! Mel had her labs drawn to check her levels. They decided she needed some platelets. So it just seemed to be a drawn out event. It always seems to be at lunch time too. She tries to eat little snacks throughout the day to keep her stomach full, but not too full. That seems to help the nausea. So today was a bit out of schedule. She did get nauseous, but she did not get sick!! Yahoo!!! Always a plus.

On the bummer side of it all, her levels went down.... Darn it! Her neutraphils went from 1.5 to .6....... Not what we wanted to hear. They are just not sure why. Her white count was down as well. Her red blood was the same. She did get some platelets and a neupogen shot. Hopefully the shot will boost her own cells into action. what this all means is this. They will check her counts again on Wednesday. If they are still down, they will do another bone marrow biopsy. Depending on what this all shows, we may have to head into plan B, another transplant. Dr Ash will be getting an e-mail together for all her doctors so that they can all talk and come up with a plan of action. We are all trying to stay hopeful that her body will start to graft. It is a bit frustrating to see her levels go down though. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. We all appreciate it so much.

Melanie is keeping her spirits up and trying to take things as they come. I know it was a bit of a frustrating day for her though. She keeps doing well here at Greg's. She is still pretty tired, but she hasn't been sick the last couple days thank goodness. :) We will keep posted as to what happens on Wednesday. Until then, I know we will all be praying that her levels start to go up on their own!

I love you dear sister! it is good to be back with you and helping out. Stay strong and keep up the good fight! :)


Heidi Hartley said...

What an up and down ride for you Melanie. You are so tough. And I can't believe how good you look. You have been through so much and you look great. I love your new glasses.

Cami said...

What a roller coaster ride! I was certain that those levels would just keep rising. I'm so sorry Mel, my heart is just aching. Please know that we are here for you always and behind you every step of the way.

I love you!

Darlene said...

I am watching and listening daily, even though I don't post everyday. How can I send a letter or card or something that might be cheery?

New email:

Love from Darlene