Today is Day 14.
I had a bone marrow biopsy today to see how the chemo has worked. Fingers crossed that I won’t need any more. Once I go home they will do another biopsy usually the wee following to see if I am in remission. We should have the results sometime tomorrow.
I have been running a low grade fever off and on for days. Every time my fever goes to 100.4 and over they have to do blood labs from my line and from my arm to look for infections. I have been on antibiotics for almost a week to help kill off what my body currently can’t. The blood cultures they do take up to 5 days to come back.
One of my cultures did show an infection in my central line. They are running more labs to see if it is still there since it was days ago that the culture was done. They don’t believe the infection is in my blood stream.
But with it being in my line they may have to remove the line for a few days and put a new one in after the infection clears. If they do this they will have to put an IV in which they have had trouble find a vein for.
I’m pretty tired today. I got a unit of platelets today and will probably get another unit of blood tomorrow since they took so much from me today.
The art therapist came in today. Although I was too sore and tired to do much we did talk quite a bit which was good.
Although I’m tired and sore I am feeling pretty good and continue to stay positive and take things one day at a time.
Please keep the prayers coming and remember to appreciate the small things. Although it’s cold and snowy enjoy the cold air on your face, the way the snow flakes fall to the ground, or the way the snow sounds as you walk through it.
We take those small beautiful things God gives us for granted. Although I am not a winter person and the snow and cold is not at the top of the list of my favorite things, but they are on the list of things I cannot enjoy right now.
Appreciate and love those little things.