Thursday, December 20, 2007

Chemo Round 2 Day 18

Today has not been a good day. All my counts were down. My hemoglobin was 7.8 and my platelets just 19,000 so I got two units of blood and one of platelets today. My neutrophil count remains at 0. I have had a fever most of the day between 100 and 101. I felt bad when I had my higher temperatures and took several naps today.

My throat is more swollen and I can hardly talk and my swallowing is much harder. I continue to have a tickle in my throat that makes me cough so when Dr. O'Marro was here he ordered a chest Xray. I do not know the results of that yet. My appetite is worse. During breakfast I got real full and had to stop eating 3/4 of the way through. At lunch I still felt full and when my food came the smell made me nauseous. I pushed my food away and took a nap. At supper time I was still full and even before I ordered. I was nauseous and had to take something for it. Since then I have felt better but still have no desire to eat.

Teresa did not come up early today. . She had a lot of things to do at home to get ready for the holiday. After she was done with some of the more important things, it was late enough that I could convince her to stay home tonight. She really needed the rest, but really wanted to be up here with me. She sounded a lot better tonight than she did this morning.

It is definitely close to Christmas here at the hospital. There were some carolers earlier today down the hall and two of the nurses here made little goodie bags. I got one of the bags. It has cookies and candy in it. Wouldn't you know that I get it on the day I can't eat. I hope you all have a good Christmas. I still am hoping to get out of here in time to be home for Christmas.
I continue to appreciate your prayers and good wishes.


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