I just wanted to give all of you a heads-up on Ana’s platelet counts. As most of you know, her counts were up to right around 300,000 after getting her spleen removed. They stayed this way for a couple weeks, but two weeks ago she dropped down to 64,000. Yikes, we were a little freaked out, but a week ago she went up to 224,000 without changing any medicines or getting any other types of treatments. Very encouraging since in the past her counts never increased without some intervention.
Due to that increase, she has resumed her taper off of the steroid prendison. This week she dropped down to 15mg/day so we expected her counts to be down as a result. Nope, this morning she was tested and she’s at 384,000. Woo!
She hasn’t heard from the doctor yet, but we’re expecting to be able to drop to 10mg/day. Wait..what is that?! Is that the light at the end of the tunnel? We’re sure hoping so. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers.