Sandi continues to do the same as her fourth evening in the extended stay facility winds down. She had another doctor appointment today with her cancer doctors who remain pleased with her progress. Her various blood counts continue to trend upward which is a good sign.
A not so good sign is the fact that her cumidin numbers remain very low. It had been my understanding they had given her a shot of this the other day and it was a one time occurrence. I was wrong. In addition to some sort of injection she has been giving herself twice a day of blood thinner, apparently she has been taking cumidin several times a day as well. Because her numbers are so low they have upped the dosage as well as the frequency of the dosage. Until she gets to somewhere between 2 and 3 as they measure it, they will not ultrasound her neck again and check the status of the blood clot.
I really wish they would as Sandi tells me her neck remains swollen, painful and stiff in the area. Her voice becomes very raspy if we talk for any length of time at all. That is caused by the blood clot pressing through the artery and up against her vocal cords. Then there is the fact that her energy level seems to be markedly down the last couple of days and she is very cranky. Of course, she is now expected to do far more for herself than she was while in the hospital and that no doubt is taking a toll on her. It may also be the constant toll of being poked and prodded as well as trying to placate a husband who isn't there and is now very worried because of the blood clot.
I do not know what is going on with her. All I know is that she sounds very weak and sick again and nothing like she has in recent weeks that gave me so much hope that maybe she was going to beat this damn thing. I am hoping that nothing bad is happening to her and the damn blood clot dissolves quickly.
All this just has to work.....
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