Thursday, February 5, 2009

Home again!

Well, that was easy enough. If it weren't for the drive, going to get platelets wouldn't be such a bad thing. We walked into St. Jude. Olivia's platelets were there waiting for her. They got an IV in her and let 'em roll! It ran over 2 hours and we came on home.
The first 45 minutes or so were less than desirable. I need to stock up on more entertainment for her if this is going to become routine. She wanted to get down and crawl around, but, well, that would be gross. So, we switched back and forth between my lap and the stroller. The nurses got her a new Dora doll that teaches her to say "Hello" and "Goodbye" in 4 different languages. Personally, I would be happy if she would learn how to say it in English, but I'll take what I can get. Anyway, Dora entertained her until it was time to go.
The doc popped by to see her and said that the platelets should take care of things and we'll get more labs on Tuesday. He thinks she would benefit from having her platelet count above 40,000 since she became symptomatic below 30,000. And just to think...normal is greater than 150,000. We're keeping our fingers crossed for an uneventful weekend involving no blood.

2 comments:

Crystal M said...

I had meant to bring better toys with us for Izzy's echo today but the bad mommy that I am I forgot. She did great I know what you mean by crawling around would be gross. Iz wanted to touch everything and I kept thinking,"When's the last time that's been sanitized?" LOL! We never really relax do we?
We'll be crossing our fingers and praying too :) Blessings!

threekidchaos said...

Maybe this is why my kids are all sick. It didn't cross my mind that you wouldn't want Olivia crawling around because the place was germy. I thought it had something to do with her pulling out her line or something & getting platelets everywhere.