The CT scan of the stomach came back all clear. There was no infection. The doctors think it’s the sores/ulcers, same as the mouth, that are troubling the stomach. It’ll heal as the blood counts, the white blood cells, the ANC keep rising to normal levels. The bone marrow biopsy was done this afternoon. It was… Read More Day 29 – Oh the anticipation
Rachana is now taking pain medication at a more regular frequency and mouth ulcers pain seems to be under control. Her ANC is now at 470 and if the trend continues she’ll be above 500 by tomorrow and that means she can stop doing the wipes as her body can handle the normal bacteria on skin; one step closer… Read More Day 27 – Turning a corner, maybe?
Today was better, slightly better, than yesterday. Wouldn’t it be awesome if I can say that everyday? The increased doses of pain killers are definitely helping contain the pain from mouth sores, but she is very drowsy, sleepy, and in a constant dizzy state. Most of the time it looks like she is sleeping but… Read More Day 17 – The odds are in our favor
Around 11 am on 29th Dr. Patel and her team came to visit us. She had 3 other doctors and 2 nurses with her. She was fast and impressive. She explained that we know its a B cell type ALL but there are tests currently underway to determine its sub-type, which might be available tomorrow,… Read More First visit by Dr. Prapti Patel