Annoying Platelet Update

*I will remain upbeat, I will remain upbeat*

I have 21,000 platelets today.
And a handful of new bruises.

The platelets are heading the wrong direction.

Doctor's recommendation:
IVIG treatment next week to boost the platelets for a few weeks
4 more rounds of Rituxan starting in December

Oh my.


  1. Emily,
    I decided to have a few quiet moments to myself tonight and I decided to read your blog. I must admit this is the first time in months - but I appreciate your meditations and I felt like I needed one. First, thanks for writing this blog and being so great at finding beautiful things to post about.
    Second, I want you to know that you are in my prayers. What you are going though sounds annoying, frustrating and confusing. And, list okay if I add you to the prayer list at church? I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts.
    God's Peace,

  2. Laura, Erin, and Meagan,

    Thank you for the comments ladies. Truly! Megan - absolutely you can add my name. What a thoughtful gesture! THANK YOU!