Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Busy day at UCSF with transfusion....

It has been a long few days for Delaney. She has been fiercely pushing through the effects of cycle 6's chemotherapy, and doing a little better each day. That's the fierce fighter we all know. It was a vomit free day today. This morning Delaney had a blood draw at 545 am so we could keep a close eye on her and her counts. The blood was in at 7 am and we received her blood counts by 845 am. Given the results, Delaney is severely neutropenic, she is at rock bottom, her ANC is 7, her hemoglobin is holding strong, but her platelets are low again, they are at 25. She was just transfused with platelets on Friday and by looking at her counts we know she will need platelets again today. We were in touch with UCSF and by 9 am and told they had a room ready for Delaney to receive platelets, and it was off to UCSF by 930 am. Things happen and evolve very quickly, Delaney, Mommy and Daddy must be ready at a moments notice to get things moving and handled for Delaney's health. Delaney was greeted with much love and smiles at UCSF on 7Long, it made us all feel good. Once there Delaney started to get a bloody nose, a sign that her platelets are low. We were where she needed to be. Next Delaney received her platelets, got both caps changed on her Broviac and a Broviac dressing change. She did great job, taking it all in stride, even the bloody nose, we just cleaned it up and she went back playing with her iPad as if nothing even happened. We are hoping and anticipating she will be on the up swing this next week or so. She will start her nightly shots of GCSF tomorrow and her stem cells are continuing to graft themselves back into her bone marrow. Back at home Delaney took it easy, and had her bursts of energy, playing with brother, Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma. On Thursday she will have another blood draw to watch her counts, and an appointment with her neuro oncologist. Delaney is as fierce as always, she never stops working to get better, because she has brother to play with, and missed time with her friends and family she has got to make up for. Thank you for all the prayers, love and support. As always.... GO TEAM DELANEY!!

"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"

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