First the good – Meri was finally able to eat some food this morning. Other than 10 saltines and about 4 popsicles, she had not eaten since Sunday night. She asked to eat 3 of everything in the cafeteria, but found herself to be pretty satisfied with one small biscuit. Not surprising to me at all!
The bad – her blood count has dropped. Two days ago it was in the mid 10 range (fairly normal for her). Yesterday it was 9.4 and this morning at 4:30 am it was 8.2. They’ve just ordered another stat draw to see where it is now. She is pale (even for her), she’s cold and she’s tired. None of those are good signs. In the past, when she’s dropped into the low 7 range, she’s had transfusions. I’m not sure what would happen this time or whether the vasculitis would complicate a transfusion. All questions for when we see the doctor today.
The ugly? ME! After being here since Monday morning with the same clothes, I ran into Target, grabbed a few things including shampoo and a hairdryer, and I’m almost recognizable again. I know I can’t stay here every night, but I’m finding it really, really hard to leave her right now.
We will continue to post as news warrants.