This is our weekly update, since Jesse just goes in once a week for labs and a check up.
First, she has gained 3 lbs since last week. She achieved this by wearing a really heavy sweatshirt and boots. Not really, she actually gained 3 lbs. She has been eating food and drinking weight gaining shakes all week. Most of her counts remain the same. Which is not great, but better than them falling farther. Her platelets are still really low, at only 8, so she received a transfusion. Her hemoglobin really was good at 10, but they gave her a bag of blood anyway to last the week. Her white blood cells are still .9, which is also really low. Those they cannot transfuse. Dr Boklan really thinks that the low counts are just from the HHV6 med that she was taking, and her counts should recover next week. If they do not recover in two weeks, they will take a bone marrow sample to make sure she has not relapsed.
If all is good next week, they will schedule to have her broviac taken out really soon.
Jesse's hair is growing, she wears it in a cute faux hawk. She is happy to be able to run her hands through her hair and actually grab some. It is coming in very thick, wavy and darker than we remember her having. She has finally stopped wearing a wig and rocks her new do.
Have a great rest of the week,