Sunday, October 23, 2011

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Mom is doing well today. Her platelets are up to 89,000 and her blood sugar seems to be holding. It's still higher than normal, but that's expected. Her last dose of Dexamethasone will be tomorrow morning at 6:30, so we expect her glucose levels to continue improving.

She had a tiny ping of pain near her left temple yesterday morning, and a few more this morning. Dr. Shayuk felt a CT scan of her head was needed. We haven't officially heard the results from a doctor, but since no one came in to tell us, we finally asked a nurse. The results are negative, indicating no clotting or bleeding in her brain.

Dr. Goswami will be in tomorrow, and there's a good chance Mom will be going home soon. It will take some time for the clots in her abdomen/pelvis to be reabsorbed, but, at this point, the hospital isn't doing anything that she can't do at home. Mom is understandably apprehensive about going home. We are going to discuss a plan for managing her chronic thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) with Dr. Goswami in an effort to avoid these hospital stays.

Mom has been up and walking the halls since yesterday afternoon. Today, we walked outside and enjoyed the fresh air and warm temperatures for awhile. It was a beautiful day in Springfield.

Continue to pray for Mom and her team of doctors and nurses. We are so thankful for your prayers and good thoughts. Obviously, they are working. :)

Written/Posted by Jenn.

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