Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bone Marrow Day

Kates counts were better today (ANC at 370) but still low enough for them to do the bone marrow aspiration. I thought that they weren't going to give her IV chemo today but they did. Apparently, they don't stop the IV and spinal chemo that are scheduled if her counts are low. We do hold her usual home doses of chemo though until the counts come back.
Kate did beautifully with the procedures, mostly because they used an anesthesiologist and a wonderful medication called Propofol. Kate fell asleep in seconds and woke up half an hour later with only an aching hip as a reminder of the events. She was hilarious coming out of the sedation. She was woozy and wobbly and cracking the nurses up.
We should get the results of the bone marrow tomorrow and I'll post them. I have a good feeling that it's going to be alright!


Vocabdiva said...

So happy the procedure went well! We're thinking of you all.

Anne Hatch said...

I've been thinking about Kate all morning...so glad the procedures went well. My prayers are with all of you and am anxious to hear the news tomorrow.



By chance I checked the blog this afternoon....SOOOOOO glad, too. I was going to wait to call (I thought today would be a very long day...not so!) Now I can go home and nap peacefully!

WAY TO GO, KATE. Glad to hear it all went well.

Angela said...

yes, it will be good. Only positive thoughts here. I'll bet wobbly Kate was pretty cute.

Life in the Oliver Lane! said...

i hope all test come back looking good and you can get home soon! we are thinking of Kate!

Christy said...

Eliza always tells me I have so many eyes when she comes out. It is pretty funny. I know all too well how stressful this all must be. We are thinking of you and hope Kate feels better soon!