So Izzy and I are holding down the fort this week (this is Kerri for the first time--w00t!). She knows it's her time to have me all to her own, so Tuesday after dropping off the others at the airport she made me stop for hot chocolate and later she suggested dining in at Cottage Inn Pizza. She's runnin' the show like the Leukemia Princess she is :)
On Monday I noticed some blood on the side of Izzy's mouth. When I looked there were a bunch of bright red (what looked like) sores all over in there. Come to find out, it was petechiae from her platelet counts being so low. Luckily not mouth sores as we have heard they are very painful (those are a common symptom with the next phase starting in July). So she ended up getting a platelet transfusion as well as a blood transfusion (which we suspected according to her energy level) as her other counts were about 0 too. The docs assured me this is normal at the end of Consolidation...
Which leads me to yeah!!! almost halfway through the intense 6 1/2 months!! We are keeping our fingers crossed that those counts recover (which we will check 3 more times in the next week) so that we can go to Idaho and Utah for about 10 days starting on the 23rd. If it happens it will feel like a really great dream. So chant with me now...NO FEVERS! HIGH COUNTS!....NO FEVERS! HIGH COUNTS!
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