Well everyone, thank you for your thoughts and prayers - they worked great. I'll be posting more photos (and video!) as time permits so be sure to keep checking back. Lots of people have asked about the name. Anthony is my middle name and David is a small tribute to all of the great friends … Continue reading Thank you!
They just rolled her into the operating room, I'll be heading in shortly.
Over 100,000 - time to roll!
Ana has successfully drained the hospital of Type A platelets! This last batch came from the blood bank.
Blood test results are back. She went from 17k to 35k on one bag. She's now got two bags in her and they're starting the third. So, she's probably at 50k right now. They'll be testing again after this 3rd bag is administered. Any surgery won't be before 2:30. Stay tuned.
We're still waiting for the blood test results from bag 1. Bag2 just finished.
Just a heads-up - the noon time is now tentative. They're going to run another blood test and see what her levels are. Chances are good that she'll need another bag before the surgery so it'll be another hour+.
Just waiting around now for the platelets to be infused. Wait wait wait.
This just in, Ana's platelet count is 17,000. Anesthesiologist wants her to be at 85,000 before they'll give the regional anesthetic and 55,000 before surgery period. They will be giving her the first round of platelets at 10, then do another blood check after that. Immediately after the blood test has been drawn, they'll toss … Continue reading Counts