Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tape Trouble

I just got off the phone with my mom and received the scoop for today.  Melanie is having a really hard time with her central line right now.  It is not so much the line itself, but the tape they have been using to keep it covered and in place.  She has super sensitive skin, and it is raw and painful from the tape.  They are trying to figure out the best thing to do for her.  The shields they used last time are not made anymore!  They are putting gauze on it and letting it air out and heal for now.  Hopefully, they figure out what will work good.

Last night and tonight, Melanie has had a low grade fever.  Nothing alarming at the moment.  If the fever gets too high, they will try to culture and see what is causing it.  They are just watching it for now.  She also has a rash on her legs and torso.  This could be a side effect from the chemo, but they are not sure.  My mom said it looks like a heat rash. 

Melanie was awake most of the morning getting some personal things taken care of.  She had a great walk and then got a good nap in the afternoon.  Tonight will be her 10th day of chemo.  She will have 4 more days to go.  We are not sure what the plan is after that.  Ladee is still getting approval from insurance for the transplant. We are hoping a donor is found quickly.

Thank you for your continued prayers! 

1 comment:

Kimbies said...

It was great to talk to you last night sister dear. You are so amazing with such a great attitude through all you have been through. Keep strong! I will see you soon. :) Love you!