Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cold Days with Warm Hearts!

The dialysis-chemotherapy combination has been difficult, but Sabine, the good, solid trooper she is, is bearing up wonderfully!

And thankfully, last night's dialysis went smoothly with no nausea to speak of.

We have surgery rescheduled for next Tuesday morning -- the more permanent and asceptic tunnel catheter for dialysis purposes will be inserted.

Next Wednesday we meet with Dr Sheehan at the UW Cancer Center and talk about how Sabine is doing and, hopefully, what the next step will be.

We found out that the massive head and body ache Sabine had the other day was due to a massive regeneration of her bone marrow due to the growth hormone we had been injecting. She is off that for a few days. The blood chemistry numbers are looking better:

Between Monday and Wednesday:

Creatinine: from 6.5 to 4.8 (from a high of 7+)
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): from 43 to 29
Hemoglobin: 10.4 to 10.5
Platelets: 228 to 317 (from a low of 43!)
White Blood Cells: from 10.4 to 39.6 (from a low of .2!)

All good numbers...

We have had to negotiate a crippling weather situation with the temperature dropping 50 degrees within a 24 hour period: from +40 to -10! Think Spring!!

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