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It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

here we go again....

I hope not anyway.  Ridge's counts were great from 11/21 to 11/27.....then 11/29 his CBC was lower.  12/1 it was a little bit lower.  They ordered another one today to double check his platelet counts because he was due to have an MRI today.  His hgb yesterday was 9.0 and today it was 8.7.  His platelets were about the same from yesterday to today, and yesterday's anesthesiologist said he/she would be okay w/ the platelets around 47/48K where they were, but of course, today, the anesthesiologist on service today...said no. They had to be 60K.  We don't do platelet transfusions just to do them.  So we are not doing the MRI today.  And apparently, though the stools have not been black, Ridge is bleeding somehow/somewhere because why else would his hgb be dropping?  Yesterday he had one incident of spitup that had red in it- but not a lot of blood like we've seen before.  This is so annoying.  Anyway, he only has the one line going in his chest and that is for his meds.  He needs an IV in....and no one can seem to get one in bc he is so fat.  So pray that someone today (hopefully?) can get one in bc he is going to need blood in the next day or so probably.  No one has told me this but I see no reason why we should be hindered from going home because of this.  This will be under control in a couple of days so then we will be back to "normal"- whatever that is.

Anyway, say a prayer for Ridge and everyone who will be working to help out today!

1 comment:

Corie said...

Praying for you today and strength, wisdom and understanding for all who have a hand in Ridge's treatment. Still praying, as well, for complete healing in your sweet baby's life.

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