First of all, I want to thank everyone for your prayers today, with a special shout out to Zoey and Chloe's moms who did a special post for Ella. We still need continued prayers as it will take a few days for the results to come in.
It sure was an eventful day though. We arrived there for our appointment at 10:30am and they did the usual weigh-in, temperature and blood pressure. Then the doctor comes and asks me if she had blood drawn yesterday of which I said, "No, no one asked us to". Then she said that with her platelets being so low last week they didn't want to take a chance on doing a procedure because low platelets mean a possibility of her blood not clotting. So they wanted us to do another blood draw before the procedure which would mean waiting a few hours for results or coming back the next day to do the bone marrow biopsy. Now keep in mind that she has to be fasting and its already after 11am and she hasn't eaten yet AND we live an hour away so coming back the next day wasn't a great option either. SO, they decided to just assume that her platelets were still low and give her a platelet transfusion before the biopsy. BUT first thing they have to do is get the IV in which is already a task with Ella. So they wrapped her up like a burrito (like we do with newborns) leaving only one arm out. After 30 minutes of constant SCREAMING and two attempts at inserting the IV, we have success. So they start the platelet transfusion through the IV and tell me that there is always a risk of an allergic reaction so we watch her for any signs of hives or labored breathing. She is fine so as soon as the transfusion is done, they sedate her for the procedure and I leave the room. A few minutes later I notice first one nurse and then another enter the room......hmmm that's odd. But then 30 seconds later, one of the nurses pops their head out and says "Don't worry, she is fine". A few minutes later they call me back in and say they are done. When I walk in, the NP is holding her and said that she ended up having a reaction to the platelets. I guess as they were doing the biopsy, the nurse happen to lift up her shirt and saw a few hives and then she coughed a little bit. So the doctor immediately called for some IV Benedryl. Well you know how sleepy you can get off just regular Benedryl and I guess the IV kind is even worse. Plus she had just been under conscious sedation. So basically, they hooked her up with some sugar water so she wouldn't get dehydrated or low blood sugar since she hadn't eaten yet and I sat and held her for the next 3 hours while she slept. See they wouldn't let me leave until she was awake, had a bottle and didn't have any hives. So FINALLY at 4pm, we were able to leave. She seemed kind of dazed on the drive home but I am happy to report that as I write this, she is busily crawling around the house making messes as usual.
So now we wait.......and again, your prayers will be appreciated.