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
We had the second meeting with Ana's new hematologist today. Some good things and some less-desirable things came out of it. Good things: Liver and Spleen scan came back negative for any abnormailities 4 or 5 other tests came back negative Test for blood platelet antibodies came back positive This doctor knows that a 9:40am … Continue reading ITP Update
Along with my recent job change, Ana gave notice to her current employer (Wells Fargo) and accepted a job offer at Memorial Medical Center where she'll be doing some good 'ol IT Project Management. She's slated to start on February 18th. Congratulations Ana! On a health note, we have gotten a second opinion on the … Continue reading A quick update on Ana
That's what the nurse told Ana today after getting her blood tested. Bad results, she's down to 15,000. She was just about weaned off the prednisone, but is now getting bumped back up and will be tested again next week.