Jesse and I had an interesting Sunday. It started out with her neighbor sniffing and coughing. Sounds much like a cold. Within an hour she was taken from the room to the 3rd floor with all the respiratory illnesses. I pray that her time in the room did not effect Jesse. After a patient leaves a room, the cleaning crew comes in a sanitizes the area. Well, the most convenient time happened to be 11:00pm, not much sleep for the next hour. Jesse also thought sleeping on the couch would be better than her bed. I agreed with the change, because the bed was really looking comfy to me after 3 months on the couch. Oh boy did Jesse get a deal. As much as we all whine about the coach, it is actually more comfortable than the bed. The bed feels like sleeping on a chunk of concrete. Clent will be off shopping today for a feather mattress to make Jesse's time more comfortable.
Well, we did find one interesting side effect from Cyterabine (chemo), Jesse has a beautiful tan. She is even darker than we she got back from Hawaii. I could just see the marketing on that product. "produces a beautiful tan" (side effects may include nausea, vomiting and hair loss).
Jesse has the throat and mouth sores again. They make it really hard for her to talk and swallow. They last about a week or more, so during that time any food or drink is out of the question. Jesse spent a good half hour in the bathroom last night with a nose bleed. With her lack of platelets (blood clotting), it just runs out of her. They ended up having to give her a transfusion to get the blood to clot. I think in a week, Jesse has to go through more trauma than a person may go through in a year!! Jesses's ANC has dropped to 310. The quicker she gets to 0, the quicker it can start the climb to 250. Well, thats it for today-Time for Jesse to do her school work. Thank you for taking time to travel this journey with us.
Love, Team Catron