Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sandi Update

We are finally home as it was a long morning in the doctor’s office. Most of the bloodwork was where they wanted it to be, though she is a bit anemic. They decided to leave that alone and not do any blood transfusions as she has been through so much in recent weeks. That fact as well as the fact that she is so cold to the point she is using multiple blankets and still shaking from being cold led them to pull a bunch of blood to rule out any blood infection.

Because of how very weak she is and other issues that mean she is very medically fragile right now, the decision has been made to hold off on chemo for now. They need her to gain some strength back. Simply put, chemo would most likely kill her. We have no choice, but to wait and allow the cancers to do what they do and hope for the best.  

We go back next Thursday for another office visit and blood work. Most likely, we will do the same thing the following week and then, assuming things have improved, the week after that she would go back in for more chemo. That is the plan today. Everything is very much up in the air depending on how she is doing and what the blood tests come back regarding the possible blood infection. Fingers crossed nothing is happening there.


Bill Crider said...

Fingers crossed here, too.

Barry Ergang said...


BPL Ref said...

Make that three.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you all. It is going to be hard waiting for those results. It will be early next week before we know anything on them.

Based on past experience, I really don't think she has an infection. She is running her normal temp of 97.0. Yes, she runs low. When she has an infection, she normally goes to 103 or more. So far, that has not happened.

I have seen her do this before when the cancers were running wild. They become explosive in their growth and she starts sleeping a lot, being always cold, and other things start happening. They think my theory is possible, but unlikely.

Either way, it sucks as we wait and see.

Reine said...

I feel terrible that she, and you, are having such a difficult time.

My best wishes, hopes, and prayers,


Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Reine.