Friday, March 16, 2007

Day 8 Doing pretty good

HGB 9.5
WBC 160 up 80
PLT 21

My throat has been sore the biggest part of the day but currently it is like I can SWALLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The pain is not there and I want to keep it that way. They said try no food just water for the next couple of days. They are also suspecting my WBC to take a big jump like possible 500. Once I get to 1,000 that should be the magic number for all the gastro intestinal pains and problems to go away. I won't be on a normal diet for several weeks to come they say and healing should occur PLUS I would be able to get out of here.
They are acting like the 20th! I will have my infusion port and Hickman catheter removed that morning of discharge. They will send me home with antibiotics for a couple of weeks to get rid of any lingering staph (I think came from the Hickman).

My weight is 247 and I suspect it will drop even more until I can get back to OUTBACK! For a juicy STEAK!

I'm going to lay down and take it easy. FELLING 70% better this evening!!!!


Heather Z said...

I am catching up on your site and happy to hear things are taking a turn for the better. I just got my catheter removed and it is wonderful to shower and bath like a normal person. I pray your counts continue to rise and you get to go home real soon.

Heather Z.

Anonymous said...

Alan -

Awsome! It sounds like things are moving the right direction.


Anonymous said...

That's wonderful!!! You're on the uphill swing now. Just keep focused on the top.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Just wanted you to know I called your mother for your address and we decided that I would just take your blanket to her and she will put it on your bed at home. Good luck and God bless. Sue

Anonymous said...

Hey Alan; Just found your blog again after having lost it.

We've been South again, Katrina still has things in a mess.

Hope you continue to improve and are able to get home soon.

Charlie and Ethel