Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 15 of 29 days of Induction - REALLY rough day

This has been a *really* rough day. BJ woke up extremely dizzy and clammy, and very pale. His blood sugar was very low, so we spent 2 hours trying to get it to come back up. I gave him orange juice, a peanut butter and banana sandwich, a couple pieces of candy, and pineapple juice. During all that, I checked his sugar levels every 20 min or so. At one point his level dropped back down. It was so scary for both of us. He was absolutely pitiful. It was the worst I have seen him yet. Finally his sugar came up enough for him to tolerate sitting up. We were an hour late for his chemo appointment but they knew why and said to come as soon as we could. He had a terrible headache and still was very dizzy, but like the trooper he is, he got dressed and we left. The car ride wasn't pleasant for him either. We got in the clinic office at 1030. We left there at 4:30 to go into the hospital so BJ could have a blood transfusion. It takes 4 hours for the infusion, so this is an incredibly long day. His hemoglobin is low and is most likely what is causing his headaches. In fact, all his counts are low again. His ANC is 230, so the risk of infection is great. Please keep praying for him... It does get very discouraging and he really wants to feel better again.

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