Friday, September 5, 2008
Maura had a couple of different transfusions over the last week or so. On the last day of chemo they gave her two units of red blood cells. Then, yesterday, her platelet count was so low (7) that they gave her 6 units of platelets. Maura needs to go in for extra days of bloodwork until her counts come back up. Platelets gave Maura an allergic reaction--not uncommon. Despite medication to prevent such reactions, she broke out in hives, her eyes puffed up, and she used a box of kleenex.