Friday, February 6, 2009

Platelet Praise

We just got word that the unmatched platelet transfusion today brought Krista's count up to 15,000. Praise God! And continue praying for her platelets, because they have been known to bounce around quite a bit.

There is a new, less dangerous, problem that was identified today. The pulmonary doctors examined Krista today and found some extra pressure on the right side of her heart. She also has been having strained breathing and looks excessively puffy. They believe that the three symptoms are a result of excessive water retention. She's getting a diuretic again to try to flush it out, and if they're right she should get some relief from that.

It has been a grueling day for both of us, and I think it's time to rest. It may be another long night of peeing if she needs more diuretic. Did I mention she's not allowed out of bed? Oh, but maybe they will now that she's over 10,000! That would be awesome.

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
He sent forth his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for men.
(Psalm 107:19-21)

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