Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More platelets

We just got home, again. We started out this morning with lab draws, visited with Dr. Al, and then got some platelets. Sounds easy enough, right? That was a 5 1/2 hour process. Granted, the platelets took 2 of those hours, but it still makes for a long day. Dr. Al said the same thing about repeating a bone marrow biopsy within the next month and if things have progressed, Olivia will have a central line put in and will start chemo. If things have improved, we'll continue with this "watch and wait" system. To be honest, I see her starting chemo. I don't remember her having this much trouble with her platelets last time around. She did get frequent blood transfusions, but not so much with the platelets. Maybe I'll be totally wrong and pleasantly surprised, but nonetheless, I think it's good to start preparing my heart and mind.
Brooklyn had an awesome day with Grandpa. They are getting to be pretty tight these days. Jack ended up taking the bus to the high school to hang out in Zac's office again. I'm sure the novelty of that will wear off before too long. Otherwise, it was a beautiful day for a drive and hopefully we don't have to do it again until Monday. We are going to re-check platelets locally on Thursday or Friday, and if they stay above 40,000, we should be able to stay put!


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean by preparing your heart. I think it's a motto in the PICU to prepare for the worst and pray for the best. My heart goes out to you.
We all know what a fighter Miss Olivia is :) Just take one day at a time and let tomorrow take care of itself. Now if I could just follow my own advise! LOL!