Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Thursday, June 11, 2009

So another clinic day dawned, Scott and I shared a bottle of Pepto, downed some good pills and went forth unto the dragons den. I hate clinic.
However, we have been reprieved once more and all is well - ish! Woooooooohooooooooooooo!
His counts werent great, platelets - 260, wbc 4.4 and hgb 10.8. No unclassifieds! :) I was really surprised his hemoglobin was so crap since he has decent colour in his cheeks but his nutrition levels were also abysmal so it would seem the two are possibly linked. If he's not vomiting he's fasting (because he's too scared to eat) so maybe the lack of iron and protein are now showing up in the bloodwork.
His physical went fine, bp a little high but I think it was just nerves. No swollen lymph nodes or balls (yup he always gets a thorough groping down there because thats one of leukemia's favourite hiding places!!!!). Spleen also normal (again a hiding place).
Scott has been referred to a GI specialist, so hopefully we can get an appointment soon and nothing too sinister will be found. The possibilities of either crohns or colitis were mentioned today which are obviously not the most pleasant of conditions for Scott to have to deal with, anyhow we'll just have to see what the doc says and go from there.
Well thats it for now, Im so tired and my nerves are shot.
Thanks for checking in y'all.


Laura said...

Just checking in and wanted to say hi to Skittles! Wishing everyone a relaxing and fun weekend.
Sending Smiles, Angel Laura

Kristy said...

I hope it's not Crohn's, speaking as someone who has it, but that'd be a cakewalk compared to what he's already been through. Here's to hoping the GI dude doesn't find anything exciting!