BLOOD DRIVE - The MPD is organizing a blood drive for May. They need 20+ people to pre register by signing up either at the MPD, Fire Station 1 or you can email Scott's Sister Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will sign you up. I don't know if they have an exact date or not. When I find that out I will let you know. Please consider signing up and donating to make a positive out of all this.
March 14 2012
What a long night. They had a couple of tricks up their sleeves to get his temp down long enough to get platelets and blood. One of them was IV hydrocortizone. His temp stayed below 99 until about 4am, when it started to rise again. They were in ever half hour to hour for vitals,or drugs etc. I was annoyed, but what can you do? Now he has the shakes again, and since he had Demerol this am already they gave him some dilatted. Anyone with a medical background must be laughing at my poor spelling of all these but spelling was never my forte let alone medical terminology.
They have put off the bronchoscopy -( I think I called it an ectomy yesterday, again, close:) - he has had a couple of bloody noses, nothing that won't stop, but his platelets are still low. I pushed for a no go on the procedure, as he did cough up a lot of stuff last night that they sent to the lab and I don't want them putting something down his throat via his nose into his lung unless it is a last resort. He is super prone to bruising and bleeding, and it just does not sound like a good idea to me.
The doc on call ordered an ultrasound of his legs to look for clots. She said there is a slight chance of a lung clot, but if he does not have any in his legs then he would not have any in his lung?
He is pretty drugged up so I am waiting for the docs as he wont remember what to ask or what they said. His temp is back up and resting heart rate is up. he is on the oxygen only when he gets up to go to the bathroom etc. What a mess. Will let you all know what the docs say.
The doc just came in - they are going to do his bone marrow biopsy now.
Today's prayers - read them out loud if you can
Please GOD, let the lung doctors identify the exact bug in his lungs from the sample they already have, and please let there be a drug that can clear up the pneumonia.
Please GOD, let the biopsy show NO Leukemia, and let Scott's blood counts rise to normal so we can go home even for just a week, and come back for a successful cure.