Alice came home yesterday from a 5 day hospital stay. She did very well and enjoyed most of it. She needed a blood transfusion before she came home. It was a little odd that she needed blood. Her hemoglobin was 7. The doctors think it is possible that her low blood level was caused by a virus. Nothing has come back positive yet, except Rhinovirus, which in the past has not reduced her red blood cells.
She received Neupogen twice and IVIG once while in the hospital. Next week in clinic we will see if her blood levels have maintained. We hope they do.
Alice is finally off antibiotics (IV and Oral), this might help her diarrhea improve. We have been doing acidophilus intermittently, however, will start it more regularly. We are going to cut out apple juice, hopefully it will help too. The apple juice was 5 parts water and 1 part juice. Still it may have been contributing to the diarrhea.
It's wonderful having Alice home!
We love the comments and advice...even though we don't reply (time purposes) we are always up for trying things to improve our situation. Thank you for the ideas...we hope the little changes make a big difference.