Courage for Kennedy – Journal


October 4, 2005

Category: Treatment – Melenie – 4:15 pm

KENNEDY IS HOME DUE TO TREATMENT DELAY. Kennedy flunked her counts today and will be home this week. Her ANC had to be 750 to be admitted and her platelets at 75, however her ANC was only 170 (making her neutropenic) and her platelets were 21 and because she was bruising, she had a transfusion. The good news is she gets some more rest time but of course every treatment delay is scary. She also weighed in at 42.2 lbs. so she was able to discontinue the TPN and give her port a rest from being accessed. She has had it accessed almost continuously for the past 6 weeks and it wasn’t meant for that. She has a planned pre-admit appointment next Tuesday, October 11th and she is expected to stay. The bummer…she’ll be in the hospital for her 5th birthday! Ugh! It’s always something! I’ll catch everyone up later.

Love-Hope-Courage,
Melenie

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  1. Becky says:

    I don’t know whether to be happy for all of you or sad. A rest is good for the soul, but it sounds like it is not nessarsily good for the treatment. I will pray that this week will go well so that Kennedy can be home for her party on Saturday. Many hugs to you all!

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