Monday, September 15, 2014

Day +32

Day + 32 So Katlyn is starting to come around again. She is not longer dehydrated but she is still hooked up to her IV. She continues to drink like a champ. Its not the fact that she wasn't drinking enough that made her dehydrated. It's because the terrible nausea made her vomit and she lost too much fluid and wasn't able to catch up. However, the nausea seems to have stopped bothering her as much. We just need to give Katlyn some Zofran regularly, but she isn't really needing anything else. Whereas before, we couldn't give her enough. On Friday night and Saturday morning we had decided to try Ativan to see if it would help Katlyn with the nausea. She had a terrible reaction to the medicine. It caused her to feel quite depressed. So after a day of crying and feeling terrible, she was pretty tuckered out. No more Ativan for Katlyn ever!!! Her weight is starting come back up, which is great. She has lost quite a bit of weight. We expected this, but its nice to see her asking for food again, rather than having to pressure her to eat. She actual woke up around 4:30 am today and asked me I she could have a snack. Of course I quickly got her her snack and she went back to bed. Today her neutrophils are at 800. They do fluctuate, which we are all too familiar with. However, they have not gone below 500. Katlyn's platelets are pretty stable now, but today her hemoglobin is low and she is going to need a transfusion. Katlyn is doing extremely well. She might not go home as soon as we initially thought, but she will go home when it is time for her to go home, and it is safe. Thank you all for your continued positive thoughts and prayers.