Sunday, June 8, 2008

Friday bloodwork appointment...

Friday was another bloodwork appointment. We go in for bloodwork appointments every Tuesday and Friday. Her counts are dropping and her white blood counts are pretty low. This means she's susceptible to any type infection. We need to keep her away from people and any germs. Her red counts and platelets are low also. She'll probably need a transfusion sometime this next week. I guess transfusions are common during chemo. We had the doc's give her more IV fluids on Friday. We just wanted to be safe for the weekend and not need to stress about bringing her to the ER if she got dehydrated.

I think we have our little girl back. She hasn't vomited since Friday. Its now Sunday and she's been running around the house trying to dance. She seems to think if she rolls up onto her tiptoes that she's jumping. Her diapers are averaging about 20-25 oz a day and she has been motivated to eat solids for the first time in weeks. Mac & Cheese and popcorn are favorites. And she wants to drink water. We try to give her juice but this kid just wants water.

Its nice to be home. Things are beginning to feel a little more normal. I was able to clean house yesterday and Tony put up a new shower rod and curtain in the girls bathroom. Tony and Whitney even went to Costco yesterday. - April

2 comments:

Crystal said...

Glad to hear that Ashley's feeling better now, despite the low blood counts. It sounds like everything is well under control and you're all starting to feel a bit normal again. I hope this will continue to be the case and the rest of this will play out easily for you. Hugs to those little cuties...

Crystal

Mako said...

So glad to hear that you guys are coming back to "normal". What a relief it must be to have that again, even if it only comes in glimpses at a time. Bless little Ashley's heart, I can just picture her dancing around!!! Here's to more happy times for you all.