Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Low Blood

After such stellar blood counts on Friday, Maura's blood counts tanked on Monday. Low white blood cell count--0.1--led the way for a 101 fever that came down a bit after drinking plenty of fluids. She was miserable all day, but the fever broke overnight.
Her platelets were at 14 today, only slightly above mandatory transfusion, so they went ahead and scheduled her transfusion for tomorrow anyway. That's a good idea, so we know she'll be okay on Thanksgiving and the day after. In fact, I'm kind of hoping they go ahead and give her a bag of red blood cells while they're at it, so she'll have some energy for the holiday. We'll see how things go tomorrow.
The fever, fatigue, and the low blood counts are to be expected. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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