These pics were taken in Corona today on our way home from the oncologists. Its a nice little mall area and we stopped for dinner and then just sat by the lake and enjoyed the cool evening breeze. It was VERY hot today so the cool down felt wonderful.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Well, it wasn't quite the news we were hoping for. Ella's platelets are REALLY low. They are 36,000 and should be at least 140,000. Last month they were 91,000 and they were hoping they would go up but instead, fell quite a bit. The good news is that there still aren't any blasts (leukemia cells) in her blood. So the doctor wants to do another bone marrow biopsy to see what's going on. I guess they can get alot more information from the marrow and will be able to see if there are any leukemia cells forming in the bone marrow that just haven't made it to the blood yet. There is something that is causing her to have such low platelet counts and we need to get to the bottom of it. So Wed. morning we make the hour drive back to CHOC for the biopsy. The part I dread the most about this is getting her IV in. They have to sedate her for this test and need the IV to do this. Last time, it took us an hour to get an IV line in her. Please continue to keep Ella in your prayers!! The other bummer is that unless her platelets come back up in the next couple of weeks, the doctor has advised us from taking our 2 week road trip :( Of course we will do whatever is best for Ella but we are REALLY looking forward to this vacation. He is just concerned about bleeding issues that can occur with low platelets. Hopefully she will get back on track before then.