They took more blood test yesterday prior to giving me the Growth Factor. They do this to make sure that they don’t give me too many and the bone marrow would start to get pushed back out through the bone again into the blood stream. Remember I said that they were expecting my neutrophils on Wednesday to be around the 0.5 mark, well I had the pleasant surprise of seeing that at 0.9. So today they had taken some more bloods and I expected it to already be about the 1 mark.
They are also talking about taking me off the ondansetron pump (which is the anti sickness) as well as possible removing the Hickman Line shortly as well.
I have had one other problem though, I’m not sure if I mentioned in my last post, but my temperatures was slightly high, well that’s gone down again so doesn’t look like the start of any infection.
I hadn’t been sleeping very well over the last few nights and just couldn’t get to sleep either during the day or night. So I asked for sleeping talblets. Last night they worked as I managed to get a good few hours sleep. The only problem is that I seem to have come out in a rash. Nothing to worry about though I can change the tablets or stop them all together.
I will post again later on with todays neutrophils results once I have them
|Neutrophils||0.0||0.2||0.9||between 1 and 2 before I can go home, nearer 2 the better|
|Platelets||7||22||19||Normal is between 150 – 400 but anything over 20 they don’t consider too much of problem as it will increase|
|Haemoglobin||11.6||10.6||10.1||They don’t seem to worry too much about this dropping slightly|
|White Cell Count||0.0||0.7||1.5|