Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May news

Luke is recovering well from his last round of chemo. his counts were low and on the days leading up to his last blood work we were thinking he would be needing another platelet transfusion. He was bruising very easily and his head was beginning to look like a bruised banana.

On Monday I took Luke to get his blood work and while we were waiting for the results Luke took a little spill and again banged his head but this time the bruise was instant and VERY big so i scooped him up and took him back to the nurse who called the doctor who looked him over and said yep he's getting a transfusion.

It's kinda weird Luke's blood type is AB + which we just found out.

This was my first watching a transfusion and i thought it would be a bag of blood but it's not for the platelets it's a big bag of what looks like orange juice. which is what they give. it's very uneventful takes about an hour and then that's it.

Today we went and got the check up blood tests to make sure his platelets had gone back up and everything is back on the way up which is great.

With Luke getting better this means he can get back to interacting with kids his own age which will be good for him. I think these last couple months with no interaction with the kids has kinda set him back a bit because he sees other kids and just looks at them like hey what are you.

Well i think th next EUA will be in 2 weeks so i'll update after that.

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