October 12, 2006 Evening After Surgery
Eden had a rough day. We started "nothing by mouth at Midnight" on the 12th and didn't make it into surgery until 4:30pm..... That's a long time to have nothing to eat or drink. Surgery today consisted of a bone marrow biopsy and labia exploration and sample. The biopsy is to see if she has contamination in her marrow and the sample taken from the labia is to find out why it’s not healing. The exploration of the labia found a lesion about ¾” in length and very deep. Obviously this is causing her a ton of discomfort and is probably one of the reasons her counts are not recovering.
On Friday the 13th Dr. Nick will be talking with us to see if any of the samples taken today grew anything positive and possibly discuss future treatment options. I’ll try to give a more detailed update on Friday but wanted to share pictures. Eden really loves the e-cards that are delivered daily. Please continue to shower her with them. We didn’t get to the ones from this morning until evening but they still managed to make her smile. In the pictures she looks great considering the day that she had and the Pumpkins and Gourds were from one of her friends here at the hospital, Thanks, Tasha.
Her counts today are:
- WBC: 0.9
- RBC: 3.30
- Hgb: 9.5
- Platelets: 36
- Bands: 7
- Segs: 3
- ANC = 90
Avg Temp has been running 98.8.