Kate is feeling better but is tired. She is on her second nap today and her pain is controlled with Tylenol alone. I just spoke with Kate's NP at the clinic and she said that Kate's blood counts show her to be neutropenic - translation her 3,000 ANC last week is 120 today. It is, of course, expected but it means she's at risk for infections. (Side note - the ER doctors told me that her blood counts were "normal". Ummm...not so much. I should have asked to see a copy of them.)
The NP also said that Kate's "achiness" (I guess we all have different definitions for ache) can happen with these high doses of steroids and chemo. Wish I'd known that yesterday. Because she's neutropenic though and may not mount a good fever response, they want to be conservative and see her if the aching is severe or anything seems unusual for Kate. We go to the clinic tomorrow for chemo and they'll check her out then. That is comforting to me.
Thanks for your calls, visits and emails, we are doing better today.