Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Week 8 chemo and we're making a return trip to Sloan on Friday...

Hi everyone,

First, I want to thank everyone that has already, is going soon, has an appointment and is making an appointment to donate blood for Mike! I know it is early and we have a long way to go so we will be needing blood for a long time so please don't get frustrated if your appointments start getting staggered out! We are so grateful to all of you for all of your prayers and for all of the support you are showing us. It means so much to me!

Now, onto week 8 of chemo. We got to Sloan and Mike went in for his 'finnadicks' (finger stick for all those that don't speak Mike-ese! lol) to check his blood levels. When we went in to see the NP & doctor they told us that his ANCs and WBCs went down again. His platelets are still strong at 285, his HGB is 10.6, his WBCs are 4.3 and his ANCs are 1.2. He did well during treatment. Don't get me wrong, he HATES getting accessed but he does really well after that part is done! And the Zofran helps him get some sleep while he is receiving the treatment so that's a plus. While he was getting the meds I was talking to Dr. G and he said that with his ANCs so low that we should come back on Friday to check his levels in case we have to start with the daily injections again for the weekend. I am disappointed and worried but at this point, I know that this is something that we can fix so it isn't the end of the world. I just hate putting him through all of these needles and meds. :(

So, we head back on Friday. He is ok right now... cranky and uncomfortable but ok. He's actually playing games on the computer right now! lol I am off to play with him and Katie.

I hope that you are all doing well. Please continue to keep us in your prayers! I will update again tomorrow or Friday!

Love to you all!



Jennifer said...

oh i'm so glad that things turned around on Friday when you were back for a check on his numbers/levels. any time you can get away with less needles and meds that is a good thing. :)

you are all most definitely in my thoughts and prayers!!

glad to hear you have a lot of people giving blood to help out Mike... that is awesome!!

sorry to hear he is not so happy or feeling so great. hope he is better by now.

lots of HUGS!!!