Monday, April 12, 2010

An All Around Better Day

Being back in the hospital is just what the doctor ordered (pun intended)! Mel had a better day. She has been able to sleep and has had some relief from her pain. Having the pain med. pump has helped a lot. She had an easier time walking today as well. I'm so happy for Mel! She has been suffering so much.

Mel's blood levels were good today. Her bilirubin is really high and the doctors said that it is a sign that her body is breaking down the bruising, great news! They have changed Mel's platelets level parameters from 13,000 to 75, now she gets a platelet transfusion if she is below 75,000. They did this to help boost her body's ability to clot and stop the bleeding from the nicked vein.

Mel is receiving most of her medication through IV and is still on the TPN (moo juice). She had her first session of physical therapy today. They did some ultrasound on her hip. She was pretty sore afterwards. She will have therapy all week.

We all hope that this is the beginning a many "better" days!


Kerren said...

Thanks for a "good news" report Cami! Give Mel a big hug for me and let her know she's in our thoughts and prayers.

Kate said...

Hooray! I am so glad you are feeling better Melanie!