Tag: itp

  • Platelet Update

    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,…

  • 307,000

    That’s the number of platelets floating around Ana’s body today.  A marked improvement over her previous dismal countings of 7,000 and 10,000. So that was the real, first post-spleen-removal test they’ve gotten counts from her on.  Definitely a positive sign.  More tests next week to keep verifying. Thanks again to everyone for all of your…

  • She’s Out

    She’s recovery now, surgery went well.  Can’t wait to get in and see her!

  • Surgery Update

    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…

  • The Wait Begins

    Well she’s in surgery now.  In roughly 2 hours that evil spleen will be no more!

  • Pre-surgery Platelets

    184,000, IV getting started and the surgeon is en-route.

  • 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. 

  • Easter Dinner

  • It’s 10:30pm… FIRE UP THE GRILL!

    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…

  • Splenectomy

    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…