Monday, January 28, 2008

Chemo Round 3 Day 15

Today has been a little bit of a rough day. Saturday and Sunday night I was a little tired and had a decreased appetite, especially last night. My temperature also went up to 100.6 last night and I was started on antibiotics. My temperature was down to 99 this morning but by this afternoon it was up to 101.5 again. When I run those fevers I am more tired and more weak. I also have a sore throat again and am having trouble speaking and swallowing again like the last time I had chemo.

I have still been able to eat but it takes longer since my throat is so sore. I really don't feel like eating snacks like I did last week, either. I am still walking but I am more tired when I finish.

My labs today were a little bit lower. My hemoglobin has not changed at 10.4. My platelet count dropped a little bit to 33,000 today from 50,000 yesterday. My white count is still 0.2. I have just 12 neutrophils today and that is certainly part of why I have the fever.

Teresa and I played a couple of games of Ticket to Ride today and surprisingly I won both of them. While we were playing we were surprised as our Pastor and his wife visited with us for a few minutes. It was very nice of them to do that and she has been feeling a little weak herself. They were also here to see another member of our congregation who is on this floor. She is not doing very well. We would appreciate it if you could also pray for her and her family that God would have his will in her life and give her family comfort.

Michael spent some time with the youth group at church last night and enjoyed himself. We were glad to hear that.

I just have to wait for God to decide about my counts and my fever. We hope to hear more about the transplant donor at the end of the week. We continue to covet your prayers. It is so helpful when you are not feeling good to know that so many people still care. May God continue to bless us all.


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