Was it the Zofran used to conquer today’s nausea, or the fact that Christi is delighted to have two true sweethearts here entertaining her while she’s getting her chemo? I don’t know, but today’s treatment was a breeze!
And when Pat, the amazing Nurse Practitioner, came to tell me that her LDH level was not only in the normal range, but “her record low ever” I could only start praying. She asked, “Aren’t you even going to smile?” I was doing far more than smiling, I was praising Him for giving Dr. Maris the wisdom to make such a fine choice to fight Christi’s disease!!
Her other blood counts were:
3.5 white (low)
9.5 hgb. (low)
79 platelets (low)
LDH: 576 (normal 420-740) Her LDH 3 ½ weeks ago was nearly 3,600!!
*My numbers are estimates here as I’m away from my print outs right now, sorry, but I think I’m very close on all of these.
We returned back to the Ronald House about 4:00 today. What’s next? Tomorrow will be day of the “topless cyclone” (Hee hee. Inventor Steve and our NB friends know this relapsed cocktail!) and also a dash of vincristine will be added in. We’ll be at the hospital by 8:30 AM and hope to be spending the afternoon at the Natural History Museum – thanks to some great connections our COSI friends (Traci & Jenn) have arranged.