We are going home today! Hallelujah!!
Elena's potassium levels went up. Yea! Her platelets stayed the same - 11 - so she is receiving platelets as I type. After platelets, she will receive the two types of chemo. After the PEG shots, we have to wait the routine hour and a half to make sure there is no reaction. After that we will be heading home!
We can't wait to all be home together!
Another praise, her last c-diff test came back negative! There will be no reason to test her again, unless she begins to show signs or symptoms of a recurrence.
Go home on one antibiotic, which Elena will take for one week.
Go to the clinic on Tuesday at 9:30 for a check-up and to have counts checked.
Have local counts done the following week.
If counts recover sufficiently, begin maintenance on Monday, April 26th. Wow! Praise God! Since Elena has a LONG way to go before she gets to the minimum levels to start maintenance, we know it may not happen then, but it is good to have a target date.
Thank you for the love and prayers!
"...We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:2-5
PS Don't be alarmed if there is not an update for a couple of days.
We'll be sleeping!