She's recovery now, surgery went well. Can't wait to get in and see her!
Just got a phone call from surgery, Ana is stable and doing well and the surgeon has started working on her (roughly 25 minutes ago). On a side note, there's gotta be a better way to notify me of updates. The waiting room librarian walking over and saying she's going to forward a call to … Continue reading Surgery Update
Well she's in surgery now. In roughly 2 hours that evil spleen will be no more!
184,000, IV getting started and the surgeon is en-route.
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.
Since Ana has surgery tomorrow at 3pm and they told her that she can't eat anything after midnight, the only logical thing to do is to have a feast around 11pm the night before! So, Jay and Katherine are here and we're getting ready to throw some steak and chicken on the grill. This is our … Continue reading It’s 10:30pm… FIRE UP THE GRILL!
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
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