Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You Take The Good, You Take The Bad...

Mel had her clinic day and her 6th bone marrow biopsy. Her platelets went up, her hematocrit held steady and her white cells and neutrophils both went down. We are hoping to find out why her white blood counts are staying down through the results of her bone marrow biopsy.

The biopsy today went well. My mom said that Mel was comfortable and numb during the procedure, thank goodness! It took two tries to get the needed blood samples and three tries to get the bone samples. The recovery from the biopsy has been horrible! Mel is in excruciating pain. It hurts to walk especially. She has pain down one of her legs. My mom called the clinic and they told her that with Mel's platelets being down, there could just be lots of bleeding that has pinched a nerve, or the actually needle used in the biopsy could have done some damage. We are hoping it is just bleeding. The PA at the clinic said that Mel could take three pain pills and if that didn't work, she could come into the clinic for IV pain medication. The only problem is that walking is so painful right now. Greg and his father in-law gave Mel a blessing tonight and when I last spoke to my mom Mel was finally asleep. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Mel meets with the Dr. on Friday and will get the results of her biopsy. We'll keep you all updated!

Hang in there Mel! You have overcome so much and we know that you will make it through this too!

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