ANC today is 2800! Platelets 49, Hemoglobin 10.1
Her official day of engraftment is November 1.
Neupogen stopped today. Meropenem (antibiotic) stopped today and her Morphine dose was reduced. It is always exciting to cut back on meds; Still much work ahead, and hurdles to overcome, but we will take any good news along the way and celebrate it.
Alice's mucositis continues to improve, she wants to drink more water. Since she has been drinking more, she has also vomited more. It will take a very long time for her tummy to heal and be able to tolerate food. Baby steps are the goal...little improvements are big accomplishments.
Grandpa Fish stayed with Alice last night. She never likes her company to leave, she enjoyed her time with Grandpa. I was happy to be back on shift. I can't be away long. When I arrived she motioned/summoned me to lay beside her, she wrapped her arms around me for a good hour; each time I tried to get up to silence a pump or call the nurse, she would pull me closer. I had no interest to move. :)
With the Neupogen no longer on board, her ANC will dip over the next few days, but shouldn't drop too much.
Just since I was here last she is talking more and swallowing with less struggle. Keep up the good work Alice.
Today when I came to the hospital I came another route through the city. I drove along South Temple and was in awe of the beauty. The large trees were bright in color, and every time the wind blew it was a blizzard of leaves...the roads were covered completely in leaves. I almost turned around to drive the path again.