We had a scheduled blood draw today at the cancer clinic. Izzy was not excited to be back at the hospital. They were able to use her port (or bubble as Izzy is calling it) to draw the blood as opposed to digging around in her arm. She still doesn't realize the difference, but hopefully will soon.
We think the results of the labs are great (we'll get her Doctor's opinion on Thursday). Her percentage of cancerous cells in her blood not her marrow, the source of her cancer, has dropped from 78% before chemo to 2% today. The general measure of her immune system is getting better too currently at 1.3 with 2.2 being a low-normal value. Kerri is making fun of me because I have all of these values over the last week in a spreadsheet so that we can graph and track them. Maybe business school is rubbing off on me.
We noticed another side effect the last couple of days--increased hunger from the steroids. :) Izzy lost quite a bit of weight in the hospital but is gettin 'er done at the dinner table now.
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