Waiting for counts to come up

Thank you very much Jared and Caroline Slight for your donation to the Funrazor initiative. I really appreciate it. I must admit it was great fun and I will definitely be participating again this year. Thank you so very much for all the donations that were made to this important cause.

This morning Bianca and I went to the hospital and they took a blood sample. We had to wait until the results came back. We went to the hospital cafeteria and pretty much just waited for a bit. Then we went back and they told us that we didn't need any transfusions today. Bianca's platelets are still low, but since she doesn't have any major treatments coming up, they decided to check the levels again tomorrow. Her haemoglobin came up a bit and that is good. Her neutrophils are quite low and she is neutropenic at the moment so we are avoiding crowded places. We have to be back again tomorrow afternoon to meet up with Doctor Sullivan. Maintenance will start when her counts are high enough.

Medicines today:
  • Fluconozole - 10 ml at night
  • Co-trimoxazole - 6.25 ml twice a day

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Bianca sure has had a lot of transfusions. Have you ever checked out www.startafanclub.co.nz
It's a site where you can actually thank blood donors for donating. I just found out about it and put Peter's photo up on the bulletin board to say thanks. As they sure do save our kids lives.
That's great that Bianca will be starting Maintenance soon. Pete has just started, and I think once we get over the intial steroids, it will be great.
Anyway, hope all goes well with the neutrophils and avoiding infections.
Bianca sure is a very beautiful little girl.
All the best,
Bridget and Peter