Thursday, January 06, 2011
neutropenic no more!
so i'm now back home again....alas. very sad to leave miss jenny, but i'm posting once more because today there was reason to celebrate! though jenny was a little out of breath this morning as she and jessica took down her christmas tree, she got more blood results today and.....white blood cells are at 2.3 (woo hoo!) and she is not neutropenic any more! now she can really enjoy the lovely just bloomed lilies from randall.
she met with her doctor today--her oncologist who calls her his adorable patient--though never to her face. (i like him.) she will start her next round of chemo immediately (with spinal taps...eh.) and then it is one more month of crappy chemo and then on to more manageable rounds. woo hoo! forward and onward.
her heart has been racing a bit--unfortunately not for any good reasons. between that and the frequent losing her breath jenny will get more blood tomorrow. much better that way. the heart racing also means that jenny needs to drink more water! jenny is working her way through her gatorade stash.
and the nurse also reminded jenny (and all of us that get to see her) to use hand sanitizer again and again. and again.
jessica and i loved our time with jenny in the last week. LOVED. and if any of you have wondered about jenny's now bare head, we have to say that it is really quite perfect. i think very few of our pates would be quite so perfectly bald...or wear the very cute wig quite as well.
jenny drink your water!
Posted by jlj at 1:00 AM