Dec 03, 2012 - 11:34 am
Ok so last night went better with the exception of his hiccups and constant staff being in the room. This morning we found out the cancer js responding to treatment. His absolute plasma cell count was .22 down from 2.58. The goal was 1.29 by the 10th day following the start of chemo so we have already made the treatment goal. The bad news is his red and white blood counts are low. WBC is 1.6 and hemoglobin is 7.4. We were told more transfusions on the way. Davids system is still very acidic and his glucose level is 138. All these are caused by the chemo, but concerning non the less. David tells me he feels like he has the flu, but he is happy to have another day here on Earth. Sometimes I think he is just going to be fine and I keep praying that way. The problem is so much is stacked against him. If he gets through to bone marrow transplant, he still has a hip to deal with and residual H&N cancer. I am trying so hard to stay positive, but not seeing any light at the end of the tunnel is hard. I need to start looking into the compassionate care allowance for the leukemia. I am so afraid I will lose my job and I need him taken care of.