Friday, December 14, 2007

Chemo Round 2 Day 12

Today has been an interesting day. My counts have dropped some more and are nearing the bottom. Dr. Lanzotti is going to give me some platelets as my count is down to 14,000(usually 250,000 or more is normal). He also spoke to the doctor in Chicago. He would like to see me between Christmas and New Year's. His office is to contact me to set up the appointment. St. Louis called me today and said the preliminary report on my brother is that he is NOT a match. They will not get the final report for 2 weeks or so. They are going to pursue checking out the bone marrow registry to see if I have any near matches there. In order to do so, they need to do some further testing. When my WBC gets better I am to give them the sample and they will test it. Then they will be able to check the registry.

Otherwise, I am doing well. I have a sore throat still and it makes me cough some at times. I have no fever and am still able to eat. I am still keeping up my walking. Daniel got back from school yesterday and came up to visit me this afternoon with Teresa. David got home from Law school this evening. Kim and Jeremy are due to come back tomorrow, weather permitting. The forecast is for 3-5 inches of snow here and 6-8 inches of snow in St. Louis. This is to fall from 6:00 a.m. Saturday to 6:00 a.m. Sunday. They are due in to St. Louis at 7:30 p.m. or so if all goes well. There are also supposed to be 30 MPH winds tomorrow night causing blowing and drifting of the snow. We will just have to see what God has in store for them. They may be spending some time in Dallas, Texas(their stopover on the way home).

I am not going to push to go home tomorrow due to the weather. I will just have to see how the weather and my blood counts do and wait for God's plan!


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