Sunday, January 17, 2016

59 days inpatient - getting more blood and platelets - Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016...59 days in the hospital

BJ had a good day today although he was very tired. He got a unit of platelets this morning, because his platelet count was at 3k. That is a record low. His hemoglobin had dropped as well, and he is getting 2 units of blood tonight. He is already feeling better after a half unit. He received a blood transfusion yesterday as well, which has the medical team searching for a reason for the low count today.

He got out of the room for a while today, and also watched the Carolina Panthers pull out the win over the Seahawks. The staff looked the other way while we escaped the hospital for a short field-trip home. We had a few hours, and were required to be back at the hospital by 6:30pm before shift change. There's just something about going home that is good medicine. BJ was able to sit on the couch and love on his puppies. He took a nap in his own bed, which was some of the best sleep he's had in a very long time. He really enjoyed the afternoon and the Panther's win definitely made him smile! :)

He has a big week, starting tomorrow morning with a platelet transfusion, then a bone marrow aspiration and insertion of a PICC line in his arm. He can have nothing to eat or drink past midnight, which is never easy.

We are so thankful for all of your prayers, and encouraging comments. Please keep BJ in your prayers, as this fight is far from over.

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