Friday, August 05, 2005

No transfusion needed today

Just a quick note to let you all know that Abby went down to Denver today ready to get another blood transfusion and didn't have too. Her counts were high enough from the last transfusion on Tuesday so back home they come.
Anyway, she's doing really good and has been mostly back to her old self, laughing, playing, arguing with her little sis Anna, and just being plain old cute!

I'll try to post some pictures soon.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Blood Transfusion

Blood Transfusion
Originally uploaded by fireater.
Hey all,

Abby went down for her morning chemo appointment today and was sent over to the hospital to get some blood/platelets transfusions.

She should have just started getting the platelets and they'll take an hour to go in. Then she will have to wait a bit and then they will start the blood, packed red blood cells to be exact. The blood will take about 4 hours and then she can come home as long as she doesn't get a fever. When kids are neutropenic and get a fever they admit them for the night and often when kids get blood they will get a fever just from the transfusion process, so, she may stay overnight. We'll just have to wait and see.

Other than that she is doing fine, her counts are low obviously, but all in all she is doing really well with the treatment. She is also off Vancomyacin for now, just finished this morning. Hopefully she can stay off of the antibiotics because that is a lot of work and probably is not the best for her body. I'll post more as I know more, or maybe I'll just go to sleep instead. :)