Her numbers are better.
White cells went from .08 to 3.3... hemoglobin from 7.0 to 8.3
after 2 units of blood Saturday... platelets from 108,000
to 119,000. This is with three antibiotics every six hours.
Blood cultures came back showing no infection, which is
great news. Her low numbers were strictly because of the
new chemo recipe knocking the hell out of her immune system.
That makes her highly susceptible to infection.
We thought she was going to come home today but there
was a glitch. Her temp jumped to 100.2 last night. Doesn't
sound like much to us, but for her that shows her immune
system isn't yet stable or strong enough. Her body needs
to hold normal temp for at least 24 hours before they'll let
her come home.
Still, it's progress. We'll take it.
UPDATE: Carol came home Wednesday. Back to normal. (normal-ish).
Next chemo is Feb. 11... fingers crossed no complications.