Thursday, June 14, 2007

Last of Consolidation

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!

7 comments:

kira said...

we'll be crossing our fingers and toes and saying our prayers for you. I can't imagine how hard it must be to be so far away from home. We miss you!

Megan Maynor said...

No fevers! High counts! No fevers! High counts! :) I'm glad Izzy is getting to enjoy her Mom time--maybe a trip to the DQ next, huh? Take care you two--we're thinking of you--Chloe was just talking about Lorin when I tucked her in tonight.

Megan and the Maynors :)

Sara said...

Congrats on making it so far in the treatment! You are ALL rock stars! All of us here are praying for Izzy to snap right back from this last treatment so that the two of you can high tail it out of Ann Arbor next week. Sending lots of hugs...

Sara, Steve, Evan, and Brandon

Jenny Ludlow said...

Kerri, congratulations on making yoru blog debut! Thank you for keeping us posted. If you see any brown spots on Izzy's hands, don't worry, it's not another chemo side effect...just hamster poo! It was so fun to visit you in Michigan last week. I love you!
Love tons,
Jenny

Shawn and Colette Mecham said...

Good luck you guys. Shawn and I keep you in our paryers everyday. We are so glad that everything seems to be going good with Izzy. We love you guys!

Shawn & Colette Mecham

Tiffany said...

Kerri, I love "hearing" your voice on the blog! Joey, Jacob, and I miss you guys like crazy! You are in our prayers!

Carol and Tyler said...

You're a blog natural!! We love and miss you!!!

Coco and Tyty