Thursday, February 5, 2009


Well, it's back to reality today. Olivia woke up with dried blood all around her mouth this morning. I assumed it was a tooth breaking through, but her upper gums were all bruised. I called St. Jude and they said to take her over to the hospital here for a CBC, but they anticipated she would need some platelets.
Her platelets are back down to 29,000, where they were on Thursday prior to the transfusion that she received on Friday morning. Transfused platelets stay in your system for 10 days, and today is day 7, so I assume they would be a lot lower if she hadn't had the transfusion last week. We were hoping they would have started producing on their own, but it's not looking like it (that is my opinion, not a medical professionals opinion). We are anticipating a call to come to Peoria for some platelets since they transfused at 29,000 last time. Maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised.

I'm leaving you with a gift: peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world gives. So, don't be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27)

That was quick...we are heading to Peoria. Keep you posted.


Judy said...

I hope you've got a good DVD player in the car for that little girl of yours for all these trips she takes to Peoria! I'm glad they got back to you quickly. I guess you never know what each day holds for you, do you? I hope these platelets last a bit longer this time and that her body starts producing what she needs on her own! And I really hope this doesn't end up being a LONG day! I hope you're back home soon!

Lynn Lotz said...

Keeping you and Olivia in my prayers.