Friday, April 11, 2008

Day 2

Kate seemed well this morning. Her ANC was a little lower today at 420 but not by much. When I got to the hospital she was smiling, happy and no fever. In the early afternoon she told me that she was tired and wanted to take a nap though - weird. During the nap they started her nearly 4 hour IV Ig transfusion. When she woke up about 2 and 1/2 hours later she was trembling all over. As she stood and the sink and washed her hands she looked and her shaking arms and legs and asked me "Why is my body doing this?". Within 1/2 hour she spiked a temperature again but it came down quickly with Tylenol. We're not entirely sure if this was a reaction to the IV Ig or if it was due to the fever.
We are hoping that she'll get to leave in another day. This time we'll have to go back to clinic sooner than our usual day (Thursday) and check her counts. Because she's been off chemo since the 29th of March and her ANC is still below 500, she'll have to get a bone marrow biopsy on Tuesday to make sure that everything is ok. If her counts are high enough then she'll start chemotherapy again.
Tonight as we watched movies, Kate looked at me and whispered, "I like home better". Even with ice cream, popsicles, a fantastic playroom and presents, she still prefers good 'ol home (me too!). For now, we are continuing with IV antibiotics every 8 hours and living for the next 24 hours to see the "counts".

2 comments:

Kerri said...

Man, I'm hurting for you guys. We sure hope the biopsy and all show she's still on a good path. Hang in there with the waiting game. Lots of prayers headed your way.

Anne Hatch said...

Your call made my day...thanks! You are strong, Carolyn and Kate, well, she'll always be my hero!!!!!
Flynn is very adamant about offering our family prayer each night and likes to pray for "Kate Hansen." We ALL love Kate!