Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thinking positive!

I'm still in the hospital, but am feeling much better than I had in previous days. My fever has been gone for two days in a row, and they determined the rash on my arms is from a Latex allergy. Now that they have been using different tape, the rash has almost cleared, except where my old IV line had been removed yesterday. The headaches are gone and my open sores on my mouth are healing. So things are slowing moving in the right direction.

As for my neutrophils, they remain at 10, which is better than zero, but not the 300 I need to bust out of here. So if you remember how to do it, please do the ANC (Absolute Neutrophil Count) dance for me! The doctors say my other levels are spiking which indicate I should have a big burst in neutrophils any day. I'm also good on blood and platelet transfusions, thank you to all that have donated. That means so much to me.

As for Jenelle, Brett is convinced that the women in our home want all the attention. Unfortunately on Friday Jenelle suffered a 20 minute grand mal seizure which required the use of Diastat to stop it. Brett was with me in the hospital, and we both felt completely helpless that we couldn't be by her side. Grandma Curran and Aunt Nicki met Jenelle at daycare after she had her Diastat they took her to Nicki's home. I was much more relieved when Marianne and Nicki told me that after a while she was wiggling and giggling like her usual self. Brett's biggest fear is both of us being in the hospital at the same time, and fortunately we kept Jenelle out of the hospital. Not sure why she had this seizure, but I will be emailing Dr. Shields to get his thoughts.

And just so you know Jenelle is doing fine after such a big seizure, here are some photos of Jenelle playing in her Challenger Championship game that were sent to me because I couldn't be there. She was clearly well enough to walk to first base on her own, when usually she is "out of it" for a day after Diastat. Great news.

Thanks for the continued thoughts and prayers. Please keep them coming and please keep doing the ANC dance for me so I can go home to hold Jenelle (and Jack and Brett). KCA!


Danielle said...

oh my goodness so much to comment on here. a 20 min seizure? that is so scary! so glad she looks so good on the field there. and poor Brett. My oh my. Well, KCA and doing the ANC dance now

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Karim - Positive thinking