I had an appointment today and my platelets were 228k, which is normal! PRAISE THE LORD!
People ask how I am doing. As long as my platelets are normal, I can consider myself doing very well.
The last couple days have been rough for me. My body's reaction to the high dose of steroids has not been wonderful. The side effects have not been fun. My lymph nodes have been swollen and very sore. My digestive system is just jacked up, to say the least. I have been tired, and trying to rest when Hazel does. Each day gets a little bit better. My doctor told me today to expect better things every day. We are praying the side effects will fade quickly and my healing will continue.
I have been advised to quite nursing Hazel. My hormones have been imbalanced and breastfeeding doesn't help with that. She was royally ticked off at me yesterday. She did not want to take a bottle. It has been pretty emotional on me as well. I know it's something I need to do for my health and I am okay with that. I had quite a bit of milk in the freezer, but we have now started on formula. Boy, that stuff is expensive! She is eating table food a lot now and is 9 months old, so we will only need to do formula for a couple months before she turns one. Please pray that she transitions well with formula. Prayers for her to sleep through the night would be great too. Seriously.
I go back on the 21st to meet with my Hematologist and talk about a plan for maintenance. As long as I don't have anymore dips in platelet counts, it should be an easy, short process.
- that my platelet counts stay in the normal range
- that my body will start feeling "normal" again, and the side effects from the drugs will wear off soon.
- that Hazel will adjust well to bottle feeding, and sleep better at night.
- for finances, that God will provide above and beyond for all of these medical costs
Thank you so much for the prayers.
Thank you for the meals!
Thank you for notes, texts, and calls of encouragement!