Checked In

Hi everyone - Ana is all checked in here at St. John's Hospital.  The splenectomy is scheduled for 3pm so we're waiting in a little hallway with curtains called pre-aenestesia. 


Ana has been seeing a new doctor for her ITP these past couple of months.  His recommendation has been to get her spleen removed since it appears to be the source of her platelet issue.  In preparation of the surgery, which was to be in a couple weeks from now, she has been weaning off … Continue reading Splenectomy


Ana had her 2-week visit with the new hematologist, and her platelets levels were the same as they were 2 weeks ago so that apparently finally "proves" that prednisone isn't helping.  Glad it took 5 months for that to be clear. Anyway, she's going to start the weaning process - dropping her dosage 10mg/week while … Continue reading Prednisone

First Day

Cue smiling baby... Today is Ana's first day back to work, and at her new job nonetheless! Good luck Ana, you'll do great! Accordingly, today is David's first day at Gradma Johnson's house. As you can see, he's all ready to go. It has been pretty hectic this morning as Ana tries to get out … Continue reading First Day