Tuesday, June 10, 2008

an order of herceptin, and a side of taxol please...

trish's blood counts are good! she will be getting taxol today...

she just began her dose of the steroid and nurse lea is giving her the pepcid right now.

blood counts:

white blood cells, Absolute neutrophil count (ANC):
was 0.6
is 4.7

red blood cells, hematocrit (HCT):
was 28
is 30.3 (a little below normal, but not low)

more updates later...

its 6:00pm... the herceptin is done, and we are heading home...
ill provide a little more detail later


Monica said...

Yippee! I'm so happy your counts went up and you were able to continue treatment today! I've been thinking about you all day! Big hugs to you, Oak & Caden. ~Moni

Yvonne said...

Dear Sis,
We also have been thinking about you yesterday! Every Tuesday (after our dinner!!) I tell the kids: "think positive for Tante Trisha!! She is getting her chemo today!"

Am very happy with your blog... it makes me feel a bit closer to you all!
love Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Whoohoo! Super. SO happy for you. Now you're back on track and all will continue as planned.
Hope you're feeling ok and the Neupagin is helping.
Lots of love going your way,

Becky said...

YEAH!!! I am so excited that you blood count went up! I think it was Julie's purell all over the movie seat that helped;-)
Love, P

Anonymous said...

Yea! Yea! Yea!
We are so happy that you were able to contine your treatment. We have been saying lots of prayers and sending our positive thoughts your way. Keep smiling and stay strong!
Lyndee(and Family)

Anonymous said...

Good to hear treatment is back on track and hope you've had a decent week.

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