Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Terry had his scheduled appointment yesterday and red blood counts were high enough that he didn't need any red cell transfusion. 
RBC = 3.06(L)
HGB = 9.3(L)
HCT = 27(L)

However, the platelets weren't a great number, so they did one bag of platelets. 
Platelets = 3(LL)

It took a couple hours for them to arrive, but that wasn't a problem because I (Elaine) had a lot of shopping to do in preparation for an upcoming family reunion.  (FYI - BJo was there to help me and it was a good thing or I'd still be there dragging heavy carts around by myself.  I couldn't believe how long it took us ..., and we hurried.)

The problem actually ended up being that Terry had to sit in the clinic for a few hours waiting for me. He often sits in the car when I do my shopping, but it was 108 degrees when he got done, and we decided it would be best if he waited inside a cool building rather than out in the heat.

Terry's other counts were about the same.
WBC = 0.2(LL)
ANC = 0.00(LL)

His next appointment is Thursday and they are already set up for red blood cell and platelets transfusions at 8:00 in the morning. 

He is very slow and aching and lacks energy, but is pushing himself to do a few odds and ends around the house and farm.  He hates sitting and doing nothing, especially when the need is so great, and he wants to accomplish something.  It hurts me to see him so warn out.  I'll feel better when he can feel like he doesn't have to push so hard ..., he will feel better too.  ;) 

I went searching for a quote and within one minute I found this quote that fits perfectly here.  I'll try to stop "stressing" now ..., I mean right now!  ;)

Don't Stress, Trust God's Timing
image found here

"Stress makes you believe that everything has to happen right now. 
Faith reassures you that everything will happen in God's timing!"

Have a great day everyone!

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I'll be checking your blog first thing when we get back from our own family reunion, Elaine. Hoping for good news then. Leaving today, returning the 8th. Blessings!