Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A 3 day nose bleed is NOT good!

So already this week we have learned that it is not good if you are having a nose bleed that lasts for 3 days. Yesterday, mom finally decided to call the doctor to inquire if this was normal. Of course, it is not. They sent her to have lab work done and found out that her blood platelets were way too low. She was asked to go to Huntsman first thing this morning for a blood transfusion. When Bentley and I arrived she wasn't quite hooked up yet. Her levels had improved some but not enough to feel like they didn't need to give the platelets. So, after some time she did finally receive a bag. Now, call me crazy but I always thought blood was red. Apparently not if you are getting just platelets. Platelets are a lovely butter cream color (just FYI). Oh there is so much to learn! Anyway, soon after moms nose bleed did stop and she regained strength and energy that she has not had the last few days.

Moms next Chemo day is next Tuesday. They are most likely going to ease up on one of the treatments. The doctor thinks it might be the cause of her drastic drop in blood levels. We'll have to see what they decide to do then. So for now mom's back on track to feeling well this week. She is trying to get things done before she is laid up after this next treatment. She again commented to me today of all the people that have sent cards and messages, emails of phone calls. It is so surprising to her how many friends, old and new, that have reached out to her. It truly keeps her going. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. It just goes to show how much she is LOVED by many :) (including yours truly)