Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blood work

Well, there wasn't much sleep to be had last night. Melissa's nurse kept her (and me) busy with pumping in some plasma, platelets, etc. And then checking her vitals at intervals that seemed like she was in the room more often than out.

Melissa's platelets are up to 93, though. That's the highest they've been! For reference, she was at 21 when she first checked in and the doctors wanted her to be at a minimum of 50. (I believe the numbers are in thousands)

I know I've said this before, but she's supposed to start chemotherapy today. Here's hoping. Not that I want her to have to go through it at all, but better to get it done and over with as soon as possible.

As a final note, as much as Melissa would appreciate them, they do not allow live flowers on this floor. They deal with most of the blood cancers here and so the people are at a higher risk of infection or reaction or something. I've had to remove all the lovely flowers she has been sent so far (thanks Brian & Vanessa, Cheryl, and Erin & Elaine!) which stinks, but is understandable... I guess.

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