13 February 2009

Friday the 13th Evening Medical Update

Whilst in the little window between taking Lortab and Codeine, and them actually kicking in, I'm going to do today's update. This morning I had low reds and low platelets, so I got a transfusion of each of those today. Still nothing from Mayo Clinic, so I am staying on the same mega doses of anti-drugs (biotics, fungals, virals). It's really too bad that those keep me so nauseated. But I'm getting Zofran as needed. Today the doc upped my dose of Lasix to 6. Finally I can see what my fingers are supposed to look like. The original rash is slowly fading away. All these things are good things.

I know you're all on pins and needles about the neutrophils. I certainly was. Today they were 0.06. Slowly but surely. Slowly but surely.

My infectious disease doctor ordered another chest x-ray and I haven't heard back on that yet. She'll let me know in the morning. In the last couple of days I've also started having coughing fits. By mid-morning I just could not stop coughing at all, so they called my doc. That's where the Codeine is coming from - mixed in the Robetussin. Today, for the first time since being in here, I actually got about four hours of uninterrupted sleep. It was great. And once my dinner tray gets here (big saga that I will post about later). I'm going to eat and go to bed.

Friends, I want to thank you all so much for your continued help with the prayers, good thoughts, healing karma and visualisations. I know our combined efforts are having a positive effect. Now that I have some neutrophils, I'm going to work on them increasing exponentially.


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8 comments:

flowermom said...

You deserve some good news girl! So glad your count was up! I will continue to keep you in my thoughts. In addition to visualizing the neutrophils increasing, I will envision the bad ones decreasing so you can go home. You always seem to rest so much better at home!
Hugs!
Eileen

Joanie said...

Becky,
Wow, that's great news about the neutrophils increasing! I'm so happy for you. It's so hard to rest in the hospital, isn't it? I can't wait to hear you are going home. hugs, Joanie

erica :-) said...

Becky that is great news about the neutrophils increasing......I'm glad things are starting to turn around. I'm still visualizing, actually I had a good dream about you, so positive things are coming your way.

Always in my prayers.....Erica

erica :-) said...

Becky that is great news about the neutrophils increasing......I'm glad things are starting to turn around. I'm still visualizing, actually I had a good dream about you, so positive things are coming your way.

Always in my prayers.....Erica

Southerncook said...

Wonderful news about your neutrophils. It sounds like things are looking up and hopefully you will be able to go home soon. Hospital stays are awful and I know you would be so much more comfortable at home. Continued thoughts and prayers. {{HUGS}}

Carolyn

Linda said...

I am visualizing you getting the heck outta that hospital....ASAP!
Sleep well tonight Becky!
L xoxox

Cora said...

So happy to hear your good news. Now for some uninterrupted sleep! Sweet dreams.

Patricia said...

Go, little neutrophils, go!!!

Such good news, Becky! I hope the pneumonia also starts to respond. We are definitely praying for you!
Shadow