Friday, November 5, 2010

Wrong Direction

The home nurse came back yesterday to change Averi's broviac dressing (it has to be changed once a week) and draw some blood to make sure that Averi could go in for the biopsy on Monday.  Once again, things are not doing what they are supposed to be doing.

Averi's doctor called us today to let us know that her neutrophils (which were 630 on Monday and have to be 1,000 to start the next cycle) are now at 503.  Tell me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the wrong direction?  That is even lower than it was when she was discharged last week.  Apparently it's nothing to be concerned about but it sure doesn't make me feel better, that's for sure.

So, we have to go in to the hospital early Monday morning to have her blood work done again (thank goodness for her broviac) and if her levels aren't high enough then they will send us home and forget about doing the biopsy.  I'm assuming that if they aren't high enough, she will have to go back in every couple of days to have her blood rechecked until it is safe to move on with cycle 2.  I'm not even pretending like I think her levels will be fine by Monday.

Until then, we will continue to enjoy our time at home and try not to think about the many months at the hospital looming in our future.

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