Scott had the clinic this morning but for a cbc only. After Mondays bloodwork it had looked like he might be needing a transfusion but thankfully he is holding steady. His platelets are not as good as I was hoping and it is taking all my willpower and a handful of happy pills to not get my knickers in a twist about it.
His counts were...
anc --> 2380 (excellent but steroid induced)
hgb --> 7.9 (only just okay)
wbc --> 3.4 (fine)
plt --> 154 (no likey)
We will be keeping a close eye on him over the coming days and may need to have him back in the clinic on Monday.
On the whole Scott is doing amazingly well considering what he has been through these last few weeks. He has come from there being 'nobody home' inside his head to being pretty much back to normal in only 2 weeks. "But after all, he's my wonderwall"!! He has been very tired and run down and just totally scunnered with all that life has thrown at him but he doesn't seem to be lacking anything brain wise following his stroke. I have tried to not keep firing questions at him, "what is your name and where do you live", I try to be subtle in my approach, "this show is so gay, what's is called again" (when referring to Full House ofcourse). Scott glares at me and tells me to quit the 'head stuff'. So I guess that a good sign.
I have tried to get him to paint, do puzzles, swim, anything at all, but he says his body hurts (from vincristine) and refuses to budge from infront of the telly. He is still doing the steroid thing and eating like there's no tomorrow, which sounds kind of funny, but really it isnt. Its like he's driven to eat even though he really doesnt want to, he hates his swollen tummy, the way it looks and the way it makes him feel. Now also, with the blood thinner, his belly looks like a dart board, some of the injection sites look black and angry and bruised whilst others are barely noticable. He hates it, and believe me, I hate having to do it.
Anyhow, it is great to be home, we missed our kitties so much (well I did, Scott remembers very little about his hospital stay), its nice to walk on carpet and sleep in my own bed and stress about how horrible our garden is looking, just normal stuff. I hope in a day or so Scotts pains will ease and we'll be able to get out and about a little this weekend. He is hoping to go see the new Mr Bean movie, and with his anc being good then this might be possible.
Before I go I would like to say thank you to everyone who is supporting Scott through his ordeal, to Dr Tebbi and his team, our chemo angels, the Childrens Cancer Centre and ofcourse to all our family and friends. We just couldnt do this without you all. Thank you.